Special Guardianship Orders

Course Outline

This course is designed to provide professionals working with children and families a good understanding of the terms, effects and principles of Special Guardianship Orders. Delegates are introduced to the legislation and regulations and are provided with a detailed analysis as to how that legislation impacts upon decision making and best practice in the real world. The course also includes in depth consideration of the role of the Local Authority, an analysis of the construction of the “SGO report” in the context of the court decision making process and an examination of the often controversial requirements of the “support package”. There is an update of recent relevant case law, regulations and policy

Who is the Course aimed at?

Social Workers

How long is the Course?

1 day

What will you learn?

At the conclusion of the course, delegates will have a good working knowledge of Special Guardianship Orders – what they are, the main features, their implementation and their effect and impact in the context of best practice in the real world.


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