Speaking out about family separation: The views of children and young people with experience of separation and the family law system in WA

Speaking out about family separation: The views of children and young people with experience of separation and the family law system in WA

9 May 2019

This report looks into what children and young people find helpful during family separation.

This report has been published by the Commissioner for Children and Young People (CCYP) WA.

The report presents findings from consultations with children and young people on what personal supports and legal services they found helpful during family separation and how services could be improved. Consultations were held with 12 young people aged 12–20 years old in Western Australia.

The young people highlighted the need for:

  • ongoing, open and respectful communication with parents during and after separation
  • being listened to by parents and service providers
  • being treated fairly and as a person of value in their own right
  • professionals who had a good rapport with children and were respectful, competent and capable of taking action.

Download the report via the CCYP website.

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