A person over 18 years old can be a legal guardian for a person under 18. Guardians are usually relatives or family friends – responsible people who the child knows well. The guardian is responsible for the child’s care including but not limited to:
- Proving a safe place to live
- Making sure the child is clothed and fed
- Enrolling the child in school and making sure the child goes to school
- Regularly bringing the child to see a doctor and dentist
Guardians should be kind and loving toward the child and provide appropriate guidance on learning life skills.