Who can be a special guardian?
To become a special guardian, you will need to apply for a special guardianship order (SGO). You need to be over 18 years old and can apply:
- as a single person, a couple or a group of people (with a connection with the child)
- if the child is in the care of the local authority, have consent of the local authority
- if you are the child’s foster carer who has looked after the child for at least one year immediately preceding the SGO application
- if you have the consent of all those with parental responsibility for the child
There are additional considerations, which you can discuss with our Special Guardianship team. See what to think about when applying to become a special guardian.
How to become a special guardian
You can get in touch with them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 8379 8490 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 3:30pm).
For more information on all things special guardianship related, visit Special Guardians North London.