Morrison insurance Solutions

The launching of new legal cover for Special Guardians

In partnership with legal expenses insurance provider, ARAG plc., we are delighted to have developed a unique product which offers legal advice and protection to individuals who provide support to young persons under a special guardianship order.

Special guardians is a specific legal status appointed by the Family Court to an individual to look after a young person on a long-term basis and take on parental responsibility for them.

The product was created for the independent, not-for-profit organisation, FosterTalk, who provide support to foster parents and their families across the UK. The product provides round-the-clock legal advice over the phone and covers the legal costs of defending both civil and criminal proceedings. It also covers legal representation for an interview under caution and appealing against a decision by a court to discharge a Special Guardianship Order relating to a child.

FosterTalk’s Managing Director, Steve Stockley, commented on the launch as follows:

"Our partnership with ARAG and Morrison’s has enabled us to develop a product that is both unique and valuable to Special Guardians, who take on a huge responsibility and deserve the upmost support and protection, if they need it."

Our Senior Manager, Richard Nurrish, also commented:

"We were delighted to further enhance our long-standing relationship with both FosterTalk and ARAG, with all working together to develop and bring this product to life. It is not very often that a new product is brought to the market and to also provide a solution that helps support the valuable role Special Guardians play in society is particularly satisfying."

Special Guardian cover is available to FosterTalk members who are special guardians and is included as part of their group legal expenses policy.

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