SPECIALIST GUARDIANSHIP

SPECIAL INDEPENDENT GUARDIANSHIP FOR TRAFFICKED OR UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN

BUILDING A SYSTEM OF TRUE INDEPENDENT GUARDIANSHIP

The guardian is considered to be an independent person who safeguards the child’s best interests and general well-being, and to this effect complements the limited legal capacity of the child, when necessary, in the same way that parents do and in some regard children services do for unaccompanied and trafficked children.

Working within the current legal system of care for children in England and Wales we work to ensure the best interests, fundamental rights and durable solutions are delivered for all trafficked children and unaccompanied children in our care. As the UK (England and Cymru) official partner of the European Guardianship Network EGN we continue to build a system of true independent guardianship for trafficked and unaccompanied children from abroad who live in the UK. Love146 UK will work with and support the range of UK NGOs and legal guardianship organisation in the UK along with NGOs and legal guardianship entities across Europe to build a child centred England and Cymru system of Independent Guardianship and work to deliver the legal change required to ensure the independent system of guardianship and guardians are afforded legal capacity in law.

Our Fundamental Principles of Independent Guardianship:
  • Non-discrimination
  • Child’s participation
  • Independence and Impartiality
  • Quality
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  • Accountability
  • Sustainability
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