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dc.contributor.authorTilbury, Clare
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-25T22:22:53Z
dc.date.available2019-09-25T22:22:53Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0312-407X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0312407X.2018.1534129
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387663
dc.description.abstractJudicial officers use expert evidence in child protection court proceedings to inform decision-making about the welfare and best interests of children. There different jurisdictional arrangements for obtaining expert evidence in children's court matters. This qualitative study conducted in Queensland, Australia, found that it was considered vital for magistrates and judges to have access to information about child development, parenting capacity, and other factors relevant to care and protection decisions, but access to independent expert evidence was limited. Legislative provisions enabling the court to appoint experts with special knowledge or skills were rarely used, so parties to proceedings (representatives of parents, children, or the statutory agency) generally furnished expert reports. The findings raise questions about the availability and quality of expert evidence, the capacity of judicial officers to appraise such evidence, and the best arrangements for the court to obtain access to expertise. -Expert evidence from social workers and other professionals is vital to inform child protection decisions in the children’s court. -Adequate funding, guidelines, standards, and other mechanisms to improve the accessibility and quality of expert evidence are needed in Queensland.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom392
dc.relation.ispartofpageto403
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Social Work
dc.relation.ispartofvolume72
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsChild Protection
dc.subject.keywordsChildren's Court
dc.subject.keywordsExpert Evidence
dc.titleObtaining Expert Evidence in Child Protection Court Proceedings
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTilbury, C, Obtaining Expert Evidence in Child Protection Court Proceedings, Australian Social Work, 2019, 72 (4), pp. 392-403
dc.date.updated2019-09-23T23:31:21Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies on 04 Apr 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2018.1534129
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gro.griffith.authorTilbury, Clare


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