Welcome to the summer edition of AFA’s newsletter, which looks at the new special guardianship amendment regulations and code of practice. These come into force on 2 July 2018. The Special Guardianship (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 The 2018 Regulations amend the Special Guardianship (Wales) Regulations 2005 Code of Practice on the exercise of social services functions in relation to special guardianship orders The code of practice repeals and replaces the 2006 special guardianship statutory guidance. A reminder – LA’s must act in accordance with the requirements in the code, stated as ‘musts’ or must not’. LA’s may have regard to any guidelines set out, stated as ‘may’ or ‘may not’, ‘should’ or ‘should not’. Both the regulations and code of practice come into force on 2 July 2018. 

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