Special Guardianship, Kinship & Permanence

The Special Guardianship, Kinship & Permanence Team assess Regulation 24 foster carers (connected persons) and provide special guardianship assessments to the court. This team also supports children and families with a post special guardianship support service.

If you want to find out more information about a Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs), then please download the information leaflet on the right.

After an SGO has been granted by the court, we have a post SG service where we can give you extra support.

The support we offer includes but is not limited to:

  • advice and counselling
  • help dealing with other organisations such as schools and healthcare
  • accessing therapeutic services
  • training and support groups

If you have an queries about SGOs or if you are a special guardianship family living in Sutton and need support, then please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

If the child was in the care of a different local authority immediately before the SGO was granted, you should contact them.

We look forward to hearing from you.