About Children's Court Clinic
The Children's Court Clinic (CCC) assists the Children’s Court and higher courts in care and protection matters by providing independent expert clinical assessments of:
- children and young persons, and/or
- 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 (s 59, the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998). The CCC-authorised clinician who prepares a report is nevertheless available to the court for cross-examination.
The CCC was established under s 15B of the Children’s Court Act 1987. It forms part of the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.