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Meaning of “Voice of the child report”

For the purposes of this part of the Circular the expression “voice of the child report” refers only to a report ordered under either section 32(1)(b) of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (as amended) or section 27(1) of the Domestic Violence Act 2018.

It does not refer to any other type of child welfare report. In particular the expression does not refer to a report on a question affecting the welfare of the child ordered under section 32(1)(a) of the 1964 Act.