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Payments of special guardianship, child arrangements and adoption allowance

We are consulting on the implementation of a policy for the payments of special guardianship, child arrangements and adoption allowance.

This is to help us make sure there is a consistent and fair consideration of each application.

We would like your views on these proposals as:

  • a special guardian;
  • a child arrangements order carer; or
  • a representative.

We would also like your views on what impact the policy may have on you.

Consultation events

Events are to be held at the Stephenson Suite in the Dolphin Centre on the following dates:

  • 8th September 2022 13:00 to 15:00.
  • 5th October 2022 9:00 until 11:00.


The consultation information paper contains more information and some worked examples.

Consultation information paper [pdf document].

You can also read the relevant policy.

Children’s services policy and guidance for payment of special guardianship order, child arrangements order and adoption allowances [pdf document].

Please  give us you views by completing the online survey.

Runs from:
05/09/2022 to 23/10/2022
Children and Young People Social Care
Children and Young People Adults

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