We complete guardianship assessments for children who have been in care with the same carers for a significant period. 

We write a thorough report which can be included in any necessary court or agency records.

What It Is

Guardianship is an order made by the Children’s Court for a child in out-of-home care (foster care) who cannot be returned to their family for their own safety.

Under a guardianship order, a child or young person is in the independent care of their guardian.

If it’s safe to do so, the guardianship order will give a child or young person contact with their parents, family and other important people in their life.

How It Works

Our guardianship assessments incorporate the views of all significant people in a child’s life, including the long term carers, parent, and other members of the birth family. 

The guardianship assessment will inform the Children’s Court and guide the Court’s decisions about whether a guardianship order is the best option to meet the needs of the child or young person.

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