Child Consultant

Child Consultant

See yourself through the eyes of your child.

A Child Consultant’s role is child centered. It involves meeting with the child(ren), to collect the child’s experiences, needs, opinions and views; and to provide this feedback to parents and/or third-party decision-makers, so that the child(ren)’s contribution can be incorporated into future decisions.

A Child Consultant can be retained to provide the child(ren)’s feedback orally in the following processes: Parent Consultant, Mediation, Mediation-Arbitration, Parenting Coordination, Parenting Coordination-Arbitration.

The process of a Child Consultant often includes:

  • One interview with each guardian parent; and,
  • Two interviews with each child (each parent transports the child to one interview);
  • The child(ren)’s feedback is provided to the guardian parents and third-party decision-maker;
  • Subsequent child interviews can occur if new parenting issues arise.

The feedback is provided orally, and no report will be written. If it is anticipated that a written report will be required/requested, the formal option of a Court of Queen’s Bench Practice Note 7 Views of the Child Intervention is a better fit.

As mentioned above, the Child Consultant can work in collaboration with a Parent Consultant. Please see the Parent Consultant service page to better understand the role of the Parent Consultant.

How we can help:

  • Allow your child to be heard
  • Gain the views, needs, and opinions of your child
  • Incorporate your child’s feedback into parenting decisions
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