Who is Special Guardianship North London?
We are the North London Consortium (NLC) - 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.
The Kinship Connected team are here to help all year round for special guardians, for support for yourself or your child. Contact Kinship Connected (part of Grandparents Plus) on 0300 123 7015. The team at Kinship Connected can offer a programme of support giving you and your family 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 Telling Difficult Stories with trainer Judith Ellis and how to manage Contact. You can speak with local support team about these and other training, including the Great Behaviour Breakdown, Mindfulness for Special Guardians, Body and Soul and more.
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 Kinship Connected team.
Please contact Maxine from the Kinship Connected team on 07931 158376