Family Action - Special Guardianship Support Service

Description of service

Telephone helpline offering support from trained operators 5 days a week to special guardians in need of practical advice and support to understand special guardianship role, rights and services. Further support includes online web chat with trained professionals also available 5 days a week and a dedicated website containing comprehensive and up-to-date information and guidance, downloadable resources and signposting to other sources of support. Calls to 0808 80 numbers are free from landlines and mobiles in the UK and do not appear on itemised bills.

Key Focus

Information, guidance and support for special guardians

Age Range

All ages

Opening Times

Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

Area Of Operation

England, Wales


No charge to call helpline; subscription charges apply to local authorities

Referral Method

Self referral