Care orders place a child in the care of the Local Authority until the age of 18, and gives the Local Authority parental responsibility for a child and the power to determine the extent to which a parent, guardian or special guardian or other person with parental responsibility may meet his parental responsibility for the child.
Supervision orders require the Local Authority to advise, assist and befriend a child.
Child arrangement orders define the arrangements for a child to live with and otherwise have contact with members of their family. In some circumstances they give parental responsibility to the person in whose favour an order is made.
Visit our information about special guardianship orders. These orders give enhanced parental responsibility to the holder of the SGO, although they continue to share parental responsibility with the child’s parents.