The Daily Telegraph has recently reported the comments of a child psychologist, Dr John Irvine who expressed concern over the number of AVOs brought on behalf of children. He said “It can have devastating effects in the long term.”
“The best advice for parents is to stay out of it but go to the school.” he went onto say that Australia was breeding a generation of wimps because ‘precious parents’ were intervening before kids had the opportunity to learn basic coping skills.
Under special circumstances personal AVOs can be sought against children under the age of ten if the Court is satisfied that the child knew their behaviour was wrong.
In January, statistics showed there were 613 children protected from other children by AVOs.
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