The Adoption and Fostering Podcast

SGOConversations - Special Guardian Michelle

September 3, 2022

Hello and welcome to conversations from the adoption and fostering podcast. 

In this episode we speak to Michelle Nattrass she is a special guardian to her grandson and a PHD researcher at Leeds Trinity University looking at family contact in kinship and guardianship arrangements. 

Michelle shares her personal story, the circumstances that led to her and her partner becoming a special guardian as well as offering insight into the challenges that are present in the wider community.  Michelle is honest and frank in relation to her experience and shines a light on many families experiences. 

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