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Legal aid widened but grandparents 'will fall through justice gap'

3rd May 2023

Law Gazette

The scope of legal aid has been widened to family and friends applying to look after a vulnerable child – however, the Law Society says the changes do not go far enough.

Four years after committing to expand legal aid to special guardianship orders in private family law, the Ministry of Justice announced £6m yesterday to support up to 2,000 people applying for the court-imposed order that sees a child placed with extended family, friends or foster parents until they turn 18.

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