Family court reports involve a comprehensive assessment of the family unit in order to determine the best way to protect the subject child’s interests, and are for use within Family Court matters such as child custody evaluations. This includes an assessment of family relationships and attachment, strengths and weakness, the co-parental relationship, and parenting capacity of each individual parent.
These evaluations are conducted through clinical interviews with parents, the child/children, any other relevant parties (e.g. child safety officer and/or treatment providers), psychometric testing (i.e. personality assessment, mental health evaluation, other relevant areas of parenting and individual functioning), and behavioural observations (parent-child interaction within the family home.