The Children's Court Clinic helps the Children’s Court and higher courts in care and protection matters, by providing independent expert clinical assessments of:
- Children and young persons
- The capacity of parents and others to carry out parental responsibility
An assessment report by the clinic is taken to be an independent report to the court, rather than evidence tendered by a party (subclause 59, the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 ).
See the Children's Court Clinic pages, which contain information about the Clinic for health professionals.