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Guidelines for Child Representatives in Protection Proceedings

About the Guidelines Document

The "Guidelines for Child Representatives" document (see download below) is intended to provide guidance to the Child Representative in fulfilling his/her role.

The Guidelines are also intended to provide practitioners, parties, children and other people in contact with the Children’s Court of Western Australia, with information about the courts' general expectations of Child Representatives.

The Guidelines document is a public document which is endorsed by the President of the Children’s Court of Western Australia and the Family Court of Western Australia.

The Guidelines were developed in collaboration with the Department for Child Protection and Family Support and the Youth Affairs Council. They are made available by the Legal Aid Western Australia which funds the work of Child Representatives in Western Australia. The Guidelines will inform the training and practice of Child Representatives.

Last updated: 30-Apr-2019

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