Advances in special guardianship and child arrangements orders

Recorded on: 28/09/2023

Special guardianship is relevant to both private and public children law cases. This webinar will look at the difference between special guardianship and child arrangements orders in terms of parental responsibility, when specifying “living with”, and also consider the changes to public funding and key legislative and case law developments.

Topics include:

  • How child arrangements orders and special guardianship orders operate in public law cases
  • The options of enforcement of child arrangements orders
  • Effect, criteria and procedures for special guardianship orders
  • How the exercise of parental responsibility differs between these orders
  • Variation and discharge – consideration of Re F and G (Discharge of Special Guardianship Order) [2021] EWCA Civ 622
  • The position of special guardianship regulations in England Wales
  • The notice position and the timescales for assessments
  • The current position on extending the 26 weeks and the impact of Re P – S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407
  • Public Law Working Group (Recommendations to achieve best practice in the child protection and family justice systems: Special guardianship orders) report, of March 2021

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