20th Feb 2023

Guardian or Special Guardian

the former is likely to be appointed when both of a child’s parents have died.  They will have parental responsibility for the child and are likely to care for the child.  The appointment may be made by the parents in their Wills or by the court.  A special guardian is appointed usually to care for a child until the child is 18 because a) they cannot live with their birth parents; and  b) adoption is not the right answer for them.