Child guardianship

Find out how to apply for a guardianship order, or terminate the guardianship of a child.


A guardian is responsible for the child’s wellbeing. A person can apply for legal guardianship if they are not a guardian, or if they have cared for a child for at least 6 months.

Apply to be the legal guardian of a child.
Remove legal guardianship of a child from yourself or someone else.