On the day of your family guidance order (FGO) application hearing, you should:
At your FGO application hearing, the judge may order you and your child to attend or complete a family programme.
The judge may also call for a social report on your child to be prepared before deciding on a suitable FGO. While the report is being prepared, your child may be ordered to stay with a fit person or in a place of safety.
If your child is not present in court when summoned, a warrant of arrest may be issued against your child.
After the social report has been submitted to the court, the judge will consider the contents of the social report and discuss the case with two panel advisers. These panel advisors are individuals in the community who are:
Once satisfied that the requirements for an FGO are met, the court may make the FGO. Find out the FGOs the court may make.
Going through the steps as stated in an FGO can be a stressful experience for you and your child. As your relationship with your child may be affected, you may take the following steps to guide your child through this period: