Intervention orders affecting children old enough to give direct instructions

Intervention orders affecting children old enough to give direct instructions

We have a checklist, practical tips and handy hints which may be useful references for lawyers representing children involved in proceedings for an intervention order, usually in the Children’s Court.

Guides

See the guides available to help lawyers acting for children in child protection proceedings on the Child Protection in the Family Division of the Children’s Court page.

Checklist

Handy hints in checklist form for assessing the capacity of children aged ten or higher to give direct instructions in proceedings for an intervention order, whether as aggrieved family member, affected person, complainant or respondent.

Precedents

Precedents in Microsoft Word file format, including different versions of client letters to children, young people and adults, are available to child protection and youth crime subset private practitioner panel lawyers by email. If you would like access to these documents, please contact suzanne.bettink@vla.vic.gov.aujames.derry@vla.vic.gov.au or kimberley.ison@vla.vic.gov.au.

Professional legal education

We have videos and associated materials which may be accessed by child protection and youth crime subset private practitioner panel lawyers with topics including:

  • Children’s law specialisation 2018: Family violence basics – by VLA lawyers Elicia Savvas and Jenny Anderson

For a full list of available topics or to access the videos and materials email ple@vla.vic.gov.au

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