Special Guardianship or Adoption

Special Guardianship and Adoption - Which one to use and when

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Course Overview

This bite-size session is ideal for new children law practitioners seeking clarification regarding the similarities and differences between Special Guardianship and Adoption Orders; viewers will receive practical guidance regarding the circumstances in which it is appropriate to seek Special Guardianship or adoption.

The following key case law will also be explored:
•  Re R (A Child) sub nom X City Council v (1) LR (By the Official Solicitor) (2) PNG (3) AK (4) KW (5) MRR (A Child) 2007 1 FLR  564
•  Re S (A Child) 2007 EWCA Civ 54
•  Re S (A Child) No. 2 2007 EWCA Civ 90
•  Re L (A Child) 2007 EWCA Civ 196
•  Re W (A Child) 2011 EWCA Civ 1362
•  Re P-S (Children) 2018 EWCA Civ 1407

This course will also be of interested to more experienced practitioners who wish to keep up to date with legislative developments e.g. interim guidance on SGOs issued by the Family Justice Council in May 2019.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Be aware of who can apply for special guardianship and adoption orders
  • • Have considered the effects of special guardianship and adoption orders
  • • Be familiar with key legislation and case law in this area of practice

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for practitioners including paralegals, fee earners and trainees. It will also be of interest to experienced solicitors wishing to refresh their knowledge



About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    5 Page