SGOs are again coming under the spotlight following the murder of a child by her special guardian. The article teeters on the simplistic - the judge wondered aloud what changed a previously loving mother into a monster. No amount of assessing will easily answer that question.
SGO assessments need to be properly carried out but this must not be used as a stick to beat other perfectly qualified grandparents and kinship carers.
A Serious Case Review will look at whether any opportunities were missed to save the baby, who had been placed in her care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO).