Voice of the Child Reports - Successful Families Inc.
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Voice of the Child Reports

A Voice of the Child Report presents information directly from the child, which may include information about the child’s:

  • views and preferences
  • worries or concerns
  • perceptions and experiences

A Voice of the Child Report may be prepared on its own or as part of a larger assessment.  On its own, a Voice of the Child Report will not provide a thorough mental health assessment or a complete analysis of the child’s needs or best interests.

A Voice of the Child Report may be ordered when there is a contentious matter involving parenting. A party to a proceeding may request that the court order a Voice of the Child Report, or the court may do so on its own motion. The court may order a Voice of the Child Report when it is necessary and appropriate to the determination of the best interests of the child.

A Voice of the Child Report may be ordered when there is a contentious matter involving parenting. A party to a proceeding may request that the court order a Voice of the Child Report, or the court may do so on its own motion. The court may order a Voice of the Child Report when it is necessary and appropriate to the determination of the best interests of the child.

The court will give directions on the scope and nature of the report. To assist the assessor to best obtain reliable information regarding the child’s views and preferences, it will be helpful if the order of the court is as specific as possible. In addition to posing specific questions to be answered, the court may choose to provide additional directions in the court order.