Several people may have parental responsibility for a child.  This can include parents and/or step parents.  Each person may wish to exercise parental responsibility in a different way.

A Special Guardianship Order can confer when a grandparent or grandparents, a legal right to exercise parental responsibility for their grandchild, to the exclusion of the other person with parental responsibility.

It is advisable in all of these situations to seek legal advice because this is an area of law that is not entirely straightforward and each case is judged on its own particular merits.

The Grandparents Association produces a number of leaflets and other publications that give detailed information about many of the issues on this page.

If you would like more information about Special Guardianship, please email Elizabeth Hodder or telephone 01284 763333 to speak to us.


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