Children cared for by Special Guardians may well have experienced serious difficulties that led to their placement and they might need additional help and support so that they can thrive.
The Adoption Support Fund is available to those Special Guardians living in England who obtained a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) for a child aged 21 and younger (or 25 and younger if they have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan) who was looked after immediately before the SGO was granted.
FAQs about the Adoption Support Fund during the Coronavirus crisis
The Department for Education fully appreciates that families and the sector will have queries about the Adoption Support Fund given the current Coronavirus situation.
The Fund is operating business as usual at this moment in time. The Department has issued these frequently asked questions, which they hope you will find useful. The FAQs will be updated as necessary.
FAQs for Special Guardians on accessing the Adoption Support Fund