Section 14A to 14G: Special guardianship
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These sections were inserted into the Children Act 1989 by the Adoption and Children Act 2002. The background to the enactment of these provisions, and their broad effect, is described as follows by the Explanatory Notes to the 2002 Act:
“The Government promised in the White Paper (Adoption - A New Approach; Cm 5017, Department of Health, December 2000) to develop a new legal option called 'special guardianship'.
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