Welcome to all North London Special Guardians!

We hope all our SG families are enjoying the lovely sunny weather we have had over the North London area, and that you have had a chance to get some rest and relaxation. 

If these last few months have been challenging and you need some support for your child, you or your family, you can always contact your local SG support team. They can talk through any issues you have, and provide suggestions for where you can get support.

There are plenty of new training dates and support groups for you to attend and meet other SG families and social workers. 

Who is Special Guardianship North London?

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

The Kinship Connected team are around all summer 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 to 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. 

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 Kinship Connected team on 07931 158376