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Hillingdon Council have been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman. The council continued to look for alternative care options, despite the child being settled with foster carers who wished to continue looking after her long-term.

It would seem that the council wanted the foster carers to become Special Guardians, but the carers felt that it would not provide the support that was required. The full article can be read here:

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2014/09/04/council-criticised-adoption-push-acting-childs-wishes/

This case highlights the care which local authorities should be giving to the individual needs of each child.

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