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Chapter 12: Children's Court Clinic

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This chapter commences with a discussion of the statutory basis and functions of the Clinic. It details the process of referral from the Family Division and from the Criminal Division for a report to be provided to the Court and summarises the operation of the Clinic generally. The chapter concludes with a review of the principles involved in the distribution of and access to Clinic reports, noting the underlying competing principles and the requirements of confidentiality.

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Author: former Magistrate Peter Power
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
Publisher: Children's Court of Victoria
Date of Publication: 24 November 2022
Number of Pages: 8
Copyright: State of Victoria, 2015