Special guardianship information packs

Guide for potential special guardians

This guide provides an overview of what to consider if you are looking at becoming a special guardian (PDF, 220.98 KB). It also provides some great advice on things to think about such as the child’s needs and history, theirs and your relationship with the parents and the impact of family life.

Special guardianship order guidance

This document is the full list of guidance and policies relating to special guardianship within Enfield (PDF, 351.39 KB). This covers the aims of special guardianship, the process, financial support and many more facets of the special guardianship programme.

Policy for assessing special guardianship allowances

This policy sets out Enfield’s financial assessment scheme for people with an approved special guardianship order (SGO) (PDF, 241.42 KB). It documents the detail involved in the financial assessment in providing financial support for people responsible as a guardian.

SGO booklet for special guardians and their families

This booklet covers the range of support on offer to special guardians and their families (PDF, 411.13 KB).

SGO booklet for parents

This booklet provides a guide on special guardianships for the parents of children who are being placed into a special guardianship (PDF, 1426.93 KB).

Support for special guardians

This leaflet from PAC-UK goes into more detail about the range of support available for everyone involved in the special guardianship process (PDF, 2458.12 KB), including access to advice, education and counselling.

Support for birth relatives

This leaflet from PAC-UK details counselling and support for birth relatives (PDF, 996.4 KB) affected by their child being removed from their care and placed permanently away from home.

Kinship care charity

Kinship is the leading national charity for kinship carers - relatives and friends who step in to raise children who aren’t able to live with their parents. This leaflet details the support they offer and how to get in touch with them (PDF, 996.4 KB).

You can also visit Special Guardians North London for more information.