Child Consultancy

The Child Consultancy team assists you to focus on and support your child(ren) through family separation. The Service can be offered as part of the Family Dispute Resolution Program.

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The Child Consultancy team assists you to focus on and support your child(ren) through family separation. The Service can be offered as part of the Family Dispute Resolution Program.

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Child Consultants are experienced Professionals who specialise in working with children and young people. 

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Child Consultants are experienced Professionals who specialise in working with children and young people. They have extensive knowledge of the developmental and emotional needs of children and young people during separation.

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Separated families with children undergoing Family Dispute Resolution, including those in de facto or same sex relationships.

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Separated families with children undergoing Family Dispute Resolution, including those in de facto or same sex relationships. Children must be six years and over to participate in child consultancy (however younger children are sometimes seen as part of a sibling group and at the discretion of the Child Consultant and the Parents), and we will conduct an assessment to determine if Child Consultation is appropriate for your situation.

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  • It allows both parents to receive independent professional feedback about how their child is coping with the family separation.
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  • It allows both parents to receive independent professional feedback about how their child is coping with the family separation.
  • Parents will get to hear about what is working for their child and how they can continue to support their child post separation. Parents often report being able to negotiate more objectively during Family Dispute Resolution as they have information which centres the process on their child’s needs.
  • Your child has the opportunity to express how they feel freely and is supported to talk to a counsellor in the future if they need to.
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