Case Law

Private family proceedings: guide to the law

A social worker meets with a mother and her child. Photo: SPENCER GRANT/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Introduction

By Ed Mitchell Learning points Understand the legal requirements and what the courts are looking for from section 7 welfare reports in parental dispute cases, for example where there are issues about where a child should live and contact arrangements. How to approach section 37 directions to investigate a child’s circumstances if the court is […]

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