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25 Feb 19 #506391 by MissingMySon2009
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What are the differences between section 7, section 25 and section 37 reports for a child aged 11? I am working out what to ask the Court for.

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25 Feb 19 #506392 by rubytuesday
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Section 7 reports are usually carried out by a Cafcass officer, or an independent social worker. A S7 report provides the Court with information and advice as to what (if any) Orders should be made to promote the child's welfare.

www.cafcass.gov.uk/grown-ups/parents-and...on/section-7-report/


S37 reports are carried out by a Social Worker, and the court is asking the local authority to consider whether it should be taking further steps to protect the child. You can't apply for a S37 direction, but you may suggest it to the Court if you think it relevant.

S 25 of the Children Act 1989 sets out the 'welfare' criteria which must be met before a Looked After Child may be placed in secure accommodation. This is applicable to "looked after" children only, so not relevant in your situation.

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25 Feb 19 #506399 by MissingMySon2009
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Thank you.

Are a section 25 report and a Part 25 expert instruction different? I meant to write the latter.

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26 Feb 19 #506402 by .Charles
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When an expert is instructed under FPR 25 the expert accepts the instructions from both parties on the basis that their ultimate duty is to the court. This means that they are independent.

FPR 25 is here: www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/parts/part_25

Charles

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