CHILD WISHES REPORTS
Adam has extensive experience in providing Child Wishes reports.
WHAT IS A CHILD WISHES REPORT?
A Child Wishes Report is used to assist parties who are involved in disputes over the parenting arrangements for children either in the Family Court, Children’s Court or other dispute processes. A Child Wishes Report entails the child or young person being interviewed to ascertain what their experiences of existing parenting arrangements are and to find out their wishes about future parenting arrangements. The report is set out to show:
- What the child/young person’s capacity to participate in the process is.
- How they appear to be coping and their capability to provide views of their own.
Adam has interviewed thousands of children and young people in the context of disputes over parenting arrangements for children. He understands the types of concerns that children/young people can have about being interviewed in the context of parenting disputes.
A Supportive Child Focussed Environment
Adam provides a supportive environment for children and young people to feel safe and comfortable to express their views. Before providing a written report, Adam informs the child/young person of the information he has learnt from them and he checks what they wish to have put in the report. At all stages of the process Adam seeks to ensure that the child/young person feels that their voice will be accurately represented.