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A child welfare report is a document prepared by a child welfare reporter to help a court reach a decision about the upbringing of a child.
If parents are involved in a legal dispute about a child's upbringing, a court can make decisions about who a child should live with or spend time with.
To help it make a decision, the court can ask for a child welfare report. This is a document prepared by a child welfare reporter appointed by the court. The reporter is usually, but not always, a practising solicitor.
The attached guide for parents explains what the child welfare report is, the role of the child welfare reporter and what is involved in the process.