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Child Law – Will the Judge listen to my child?

Family Solicitors

Our Middlesbrough Family Solicitor explains;-

In the majority of cases a child will not be expected to attend the court. One way to communicate what the child’s wishes are would be to incorporate this into a report and to use professionals such as CAFCASS to assist with this.
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Child Law – What is a Wishes and Feelings Report?

Family Solicitors

Our Middlesbrough Family Solicitor explains;-

A ‘Wishes and Feelings Report’ is what it says; it is a report carried out by CAFCASS to look at what the child is saying. Such reports are not suitable in all cases and are much widely used with older children where they clearly have their own views about issues such as contact, residence and change of name.
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Child Law – What is a Section 37 (s37) report?

Family Solicitors

Our Middlesbrough Solicitor explains;-

When, during any private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989, i.e. proceedings for child contact and child residence, a question arises about the welfare of the child, and it seems to the court that it might be appropriate for a Care Order or Supervision Order to be made, the court will direct the local authority to undertake an investigation into the child’s circumstances and report its findings to the Court.

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Child Law: What is a Section 7 (s7) Report?

Our Middlesbrough Family Solicitor explains;-

A court may ask the local authority for a welfare report when they are considering any private law application under the Children Act 1989 i.e. an application for residence, contact, prohibited steps order or specific issues order.
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