Issue details

Revised Special Guardianship Order (SGO) financial support policy

To approve a revised Special Guardianship Order (SGO) financial policy to increase the numbers of children that achieve permanency outside of the looked after system.

Our aim is that all children should grow up in a family who loves and cares for them. For children who are looked after and are settled in foster families who are able and willing to commit to caring for them long term and SGO provides an alternative to remaining looked after.

The revised policy provides and enhanced financial offer to foster carers to support them in caring for children outside of the looked after system.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/11/2018

Decision due: 28 February 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet member children and families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Gill Cox, Head of looked after children Email: Gill.Cox@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 383738.

Documents

  • Revised Special Guardianship Order (SGO) financial support policy