Reparative parenting from non-biological parents for looked-after children? Until society (parliament, the government) addresses forcible family separation on the basis of ‘possible future emotional harm’ I fear this is just another cosmetic measure with no teeth.
As trailed at the start of the year.
The Special Guardianship ( Amendment ) Regulations 2016
These have been introduced by the Government, in response to their consultation about Special Guardianship Orders and the feeling arising from that consultation that some additional factors needed to be included within Special Guardianship reports. The new additions come into effect for any report that was commissioned (either by request by prospective Special Guardians or ordered by a Court) AFTER 29th February 2016.
That does raise the possibility that someone who asks for an SGO assessment on 28th Feb ends up with a slightly different one to a person who asks for it the next day.
The original Special Guardianship Order Regulations 2005 set out all of the matters that need to be included in a Special Guardianship report, and they add up to sixty eight items in all.
The new Regs add
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