Section 47 Reports – Caroline Goldsmith Psychologist
When a dispute over child welfare ends up in court, it’s not uncommon for a Section 47 report to be issued. These reports offer a much more in-depth look at a family situation than a standard Section 20 report. Most often, a judge ends up requesting a Section 47 report in order to obtain more information about a family situation or a child’s well-being. They are typically requested when there is any suspicion that a child may be in danger or experiencing harm at home. Section 47 Reports – Caroline Goldsmith Psychologist
A Section 47 report typically includes an extensive process of collecting relevant information, including:
- Background and history
- A parental assessment and evaluation
- A child assessment and evaluation
One of the biggest benefits of having a Section 47 report according to Caroline Goldsmith Psychologist, is that it tends to leave no doubt as to what should be done for the best interest of a child.
Difference between a Section 20 and a section 47 Report
Section 20 reports are usually shorter versions of what’s going on in a family environment. However although this can be said to offer a snapshot of all the issues, it doesn’t always offer a full or accurate depiction of the true environment that could/should be used in a court. A Section 47 report really dives deeper into the child’s best living environment surrounding issues and best interests. As a result, a more accurate portrayal will be made and it’s more likely the child will be placed in the home or placement that is best for them.
If you have any questions on whether this is the report you require, or would like to know more about these reports or you’d like more information about how parental/child assessments are completed, contact this number for a quote in Ireland at 087 387 6841, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.