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Special Guardianship – An Agenda for Change

15th March 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Over the last decade there has been a remarkable change in the use of Special Guardianship.

It has become the main route for children out of the care system following care proceedings, overtaking adoption.

The Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University, Grandparents Plus and CoramBAAF are delighted to invite you to a webinar that places special guardianship centre stage. It focuses on what changes are needed and how they may be implemented. You will hear from:

  • Sir Andrew McFarlane, The President of the Family Division
  • Josh MacAlister, Chair of the Independent Children’s Social Care Review
  • Krish Kandiah, Chair of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board
  • Maxine Campbell, special guardian and Project Worker, Grandparents Plus
  • Steve Walker, Director of Strengthening Families, Protecting Children Improvement Programme, Leeds City Council
  • Professor Judith Harwin, Professor in Socio-Legal Studies, Lancaster University

Extracts will be shown from the new training film Special Guardianship – an Agenda for Change and its sister film The First Day of Forever – Becoming a Special Guardian (made by Lancaster University, Grandparents Plus and CoramBAAF, funded by the ESRC) and there will be a question and answer session. We do hope that you will join us at this important event.