The Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Western Australia have jointly released The Australian Standards of Practice for Family Assessments and Reporting. The standards aim to:
- “promote good practice in conducting and reporting in full family assessments by social workers and psychologists in family law matters…”
- “provide information to the judiciary, agencies, legal professionals and parties who utilise the services of family assessors to increase the understanding in the broader sector as to what constitutes good practice in family assessments and reporting.”
- “inform what can be expected as a minimum standard of practice when conducting family assessments and preparing reports.”
To access the standards, visit http://www.familylawcourts.gov.au/wps/wcm/resources/file/eb55680719c88d0/standards%20of%20practice_WEB_091214.pdf.