What is a Views of the Child Report (VOC)?
When parents cannot agree on issues related to custody, guardianship, residence for the children, access, allegations of abuse and other parenting issues, they can request a court-ordered Views of the Child Report whereby a clinical counsellor interviews the child and reports the child’s views on specific issues. A Views of the Child Report can also be approved by the parties involved without a court order.
These issues include the child’s preferred residence, school, views on access, visits and anything where the parents would like the child’s opinion to be heard. A Views of the Child Report does not provide recommendations as it is only intended to clarify the child’s opinions and feelings about an issue affecting them.