Hi, thank you for your question. Special Guardianship Allowance ends when the child reaches 16, or if they stay on in education after this it is subject to social services agreement.
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My colleague is incorrect
The relevant part of the Act is this
Cessation of financial support
9. Financial support ceases to be payable to a special guardian or prospective special guardian if—
(a)the child ceases to have a home with him;
(b)the child ceases full-time education or training and commences employment;
(c)the child qualifies for income support or jobseeker’s allowance in his own right; or
(d)the child attains the age of 18 unless he continues in full-time education or training, when it may continue until the end of the course or training he is then undertaking.
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