Welcome to all our special guardians and their families.  

It's our favourite time of the year - PARTY TIME! 

Join us on Wednesday 29 May 2019
10.30am-3.30pm Upper Street, Islington*

The North London Special Guardian boroughs are hosting the summer party, and if you live or were assessed by any of the six consortium boroughs, you are invited to attend. There will be entertainment from the Cheeky Monkeys and everyone will want to try out the African drumming with JooDoo Drummers!

*To book your place and for full address details, contact your local SG Support team. 

It's a great time to meet other SG families and speak to a worker if you need to. Food and drinks will be provided.


We are the North London Adoption and Fostering Consortium (NLAFC) - a group of six local authority agencies: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington, who work together to help and support children and families. This website is dedicated to those who have a Special Guardianship Order (SGO), or are thinking about becoming a family with a Special Guardianship Order.

Kinship Connected

If you are a special guardian and you need support for yourself or your child, you can contact Kinship Connected.

Part of Grandparents Plus, Kinship Connected is a programme available to SG families that gives access to local support groups and to specialist professionals.

You can also contact your local authority representative for more help.

There's some great training available at the moment for SG families.

There's Therapeutic Support and Training that equips SGs with activities and techniques for them to try out to help their children play and build better attachment relationships.

Click here to find out more.

You can attend training in any of the six boroughs regardless of where you live.

 If you need some one2one support or timeout with other SG families who understand your experiences, please contact the Relative Experience team. 

They are an independent group set up by two charities: Families Lives and Grandparents Plus and this unique support is set up to help SG families in the six consortium boroughs. 

Please contact Maxine from the Relative Exprerience team on 07931 158376