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What support is available?

The Adoption and Children Act 2002 requires local authorities to assess whether support is needed for Special Guardians and/or the children they care for. This may include:

  • Means tested financial support
  • Support with contact arrangements
  • Signposting to relevant services
  • Counselling, advice and information
  • Help in accessing mainstream services
  • Life story work
  • Access to relevant training courses