If you would like to care for a child whose parents cannot do so, you must obtain legal guardianship, parental responsibility and occasionally financial support by obtaining a Special Guardianship Order.
Applying for a Special Guardianship Order
Special Guardianship orders are court appointments which grant legal recognition to a person caring for a child who is not their own.
This gives you the ability to make appropriate decisions concerning the upbringing of the child for including for example; their education, religion, residence and healthcare.
Guardianship Orders in Scotland: SGOs
It is important to get advice from an experienced family lawyer if you are considering applying for a Special Guardianship Order as there are a lot of factors to consider such as carers’ rights vs parents’ rights.
At Miller Samuel Hill Brown we provide clear expert advice on all aspects of family law. Let us help you. Please contact our specialists in child family law, Edward Laverty or Charles Brown on 01412211919 or fill in our online contact form.