Issue - decisions

Special Guardianship

11/01/2021 - Special Guardianship

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.