Professor Judith Harwin (Director, Centre for Child and Youth research, Brunel University London) presents preliminary findings from a national study of special guardianship orders (SGOs) and supervision orders (SOs) funded by the Nuffield Foundation (2015-2017).
Key points discussed in the presentation were:
- The use of SGOs and compared their ratio of use to placement, care, supervision and residence orders
- The extent to which SGOs are accompanied by SOs
- The time taken to complete proceeding
The emerging findings presented at Coram’s Permanence seminar (October) have been updated and now include 2014/15 legal order data. The updated report (Briefing Paper No.1) can be found on the Nuffield website here.