Leading legal expenses insurance provider ARAG plc has developed a product with specialty insurance broker Morrison Insurance Solutions to offer legal advice and protection to special guardians.
The product has been created for the independent, not-for-profit organization FosterTalk, which provides support for foster parents in the UK. It will be distributed as a benefit for FosterTalk members who are special guardians.
Special guardians have a specific legal status and are appointed by the Family Court to look after a young person on a long-term basis and take on parental responsibility for them.
As well as providing round-the-clock legal advice over the phone, the new policy covers the legal costs of defending both civil and criminal proceedings; 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.
According to ARAG Underwriting and Marketing Director David Haynes, special guardian cover is available to FosterTalk members who are Special Guardians and is included as part of their Group Legal Expenses policy.
ARAG plc is part of the global ARAG Group, a family-owned enterprise in the German insurance industry. Founded in 1935, on the principle that every citizen should be able to assert their legal rights, ARAG now employs more than 4,100 people in 18 countries around the world and generates revenue and premium income totaling about €1.7 billion.
Operating in the UK since 2006, ARAG plc provides a suite of ‘before-the-event’ and ‘after-the-event’ legal insurance products and assistance to protect both businesses and individuals.
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