Issue details

Special Guardianship Support Policy - First year impact analysis.

This report will detail the impact of the change of Council Policy in 2019 to change the financial and other support available to Special Guardians. The policy change was designed to increase the number of children in care who achieve permanency under SGO's. An initial review and audit of the impact has been completed. An update on SGO support team and our offer to SGO's will also be provided for scrutiny

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Bidford & Welford; (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/06/2021

Decision due: 20 Sep 2021 by Corporate Parenting Panel

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Children & Families

Lead director: Executive Director for People

Department: People Directorate

Contact: Sharon Shaw, Head of Corporate Parenting Email:, Calvin Smith, Head of Children's Safeguarding Email:


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