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The Special Guardianship (Wales) Regulations 2005

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4.  In respect of the prospective special guardian or, where two or more persons are jointly prospective special guardians, each of them—

(a)name, date and place of birth and home address;

(b)nationality and immigration status;

(c)relationship to the child;

(d)a physical description;

(e)if the prospective special guardian is a member of a couple, an assessment of the stability of that relationship and, if the prospective special guardian is married or has entered into a civil partnership, the date and place of marriage or civil partnership;

(f)religious persuasion, racial origin and cultural and linguistic background of the prospective special guardian and willingness of the prospective special guardian to follow the wishes of the child or of the child’s parent in relation to the religious or cultural upbringing of the child;

(g)occupations, past and present, and educational attainment;

(h)a report on the health of the prospective special guardian;

(i)particulars of the prospective special guardian’s home, to include details of income, comments on the living standards of the household and any wider family and environmental factors which may impact on the parenting capacity of the prospective special guardian;

(j)previous experience of caring for children;

(k)any past assessment as a prospective adopter, foster parent or special guardian;

(l)reasons for applying for a special guardianship order;

(m)parenting capacity, to include an assessment of the prospective special guardian’s ability to bring the child up throughout the child’s childhood;

(n)details of three personal referees, no more than one of whom is a relative of the prospective special guardian, with a report of the referees' views in respective of the prospective special guardian; and

(o)details of the proposed living arrangements for the child, if these are intended to change after a special guardianship order is made.

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