Post-Special Guardianship Order Support Service

  1. Post-Special Guardianship Order Support Service
  2. What happens when you request support? (You are here)
  3. How can we get support?

What happens when you request support?

After a child is referred:

  • A social worker will contact you to find out the needs of the child and the family
  • We will make an appointment to meet with you
  • The social worker will work with you to complete an assessment of need
  • If appropriate, a social worker will work with you on matters identified in your assessment of need through a support plan
  • This may include making an application for funding from the Adoption Support Fund
    • The Adoption Support Fund enables Local Authorities to apply for funding to access specialist therapies to support adopters and their families.
    • As of April 2017, the government has extended the funding provided by the Adoption Support Fund to also include support to special guardians who care for children who were previously looked after.

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