Report writing in court cases involving young people in England and Wales

by Dr Enys Delmage and Dr Nick Hindley


Published: August 2020


This module provides information about report writing and court processes as they relate to children and young people in England and Wales.


It will offer guidance on:


  • how to structure reports for children


  • the different types of reports that are required


  • the various capacities in which psychiatrists can act.


It will also describe the types of court and provide practical information on:


  • what to consider if you are writing a report for the courts


  • situations where you may be required to provide information.


Finally, it will provide links to further sources of information.


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