Decision details

Special Guardianship

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet considered the report of the Monitoring Officer which advised that he findings of the Social Care and Local Government Ombudsman (SCLGO) reported had been reported to Cabinet earlier this year when he made a finding that a special guardian had suffered injustice as a result of the Council’s Special Guardianship Support Policy (the Policy). The SCLGO also recommended, and Cabinet agreed, that the Policy be reviewed and consulted on. That process is now complete and requires an adoption decision from Members.


Alternatives considered:

There are no alternatives recommended.



1.    That the Special Guardianship Support Policy be approved and adopted.


Reasons for the decision:

The Council is required to adopt a legally compliant Policy.


Report author: Monitoring Officer

Publication date: 11/01/2021

Date of decision: 01/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 01/12/2020 - Cabinet

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