Special guardianship: what it is and what it means
This short, colourful booklet is part of CoramBAAF’s series of publications for children and young people, which aim to explain concepts in adoption and fostering that they may find difficult to understand.
What is special guardianship? How is being looked after by a special guardian different to being adopted or fostered? Who can be a special guardian, and how are they chosen? These and other questions on special guardianship and what it means for a child are covered in this booklet for children and young people.
Colourful, vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet provides an easily understandable introduction to the subject.
Who is this book for?
Children who may be, or who are being, looked after in a special guardianship placement.
What you will find in this book
Short, vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet explains the concepts in simple terms. Short quizzes and quotes from children provide added interest.
Mary Lane has worked in the legal profession, particularly law relating to children and families, for many years. Shaila Shah is CoramBAAF’s Managing Director and has worked in child care publishing for many years.