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Special Guardianship


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Contact us

For advice and information, please contact the Special Guardianship Team at Devon County Council.


Telephone: 01392 381800

If you wish to apply for a Special Guardianship order then you must give us (the local authority) three months’ notice in writing. The only exception to this is if you have the court’s permission to make an application or if there is already an application for an adoption order before the court.

You should write to: Special Guardianship Manager, Devon Adoption – Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4QD