Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements

Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements

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Course Overview

There is often confusion amongst practitioners as to whether special guardianship of child arrangements should be pursued, and why. This session, delivered by experienced lecturer Safda Mahmood, will assist in this decision-making process.

Focusing on the key differences between these two orders and the circumstances in which it may be appropriate to seek one or the other, this bite size webinar will discuss the application process and notice period for each. The following topics will also be considered:   

·         Placement with a parent

·         Shared child arrangement orders

·         Special guardianship orders

o    The position with PR

o    Variation and discharge

o    Who are the applicants?

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be familiar with relevant guidance, legislation and case law in respect of special guardianship and child arrangement orders
  • • Have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when advising clients regarding this area of children law practice

What is the target audience?

  • Children law practitioner



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


  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page