Happy New Year to all our Special Guardianship families and friends!

If your child is struggling with all the excitement of the festive season and is anxious at this time of year, there are some great tips on helping your child cope. Thanks to Sheryl from Leicestershire County's SG team for sharing this item.


Our Special Guardians website will give you lots of information about being a special guardian. There are newsletters with articles from the north London area and you can find information on the support that is available for you and your child.

If you are already a Special Guardianship family, now is a great time to find out more about the training on offer from your local authority, Kinship Connected, PAC-UK and other support organisations. 

Visit our support page or contact your local authority support team for more information. 

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.  

Kinship Connected

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. 

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