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Potential special guardians put forward late in care proceedings should be realistic prospect and not merely the result of a 'trawl through all possible options', fresh guidance published by the judiciary has said.

The interim guidance, drafted by the Family Justice Council and approved by Sir Andrew McFarlane, addresses concerns about special guardianship orders raised by McFarlane's predecessor, Sir James Munby, in a Court of Appeal judgment last year.

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