Dr. Daryl J. Higgins

What is Magellan?

Magellan is an interagency collaborative model of case management in the Family Court for cases where serious allegations are raised about sexual or physical abuse of children in post-separation parenting matters. Magellan has been operating in the Family Court since 2003, under the direction of the National Magellan Stakeholder Committee.

The evaluation report

The aim of the current study (about which this report is written) was to evaluate Magellan against its intended goal of being an effective mechanism for responding to such allegations. The study found that while there are opportunities for making improvements and assessing the impact on children and families, Magellan is a successful case-management process for responding to allegations of child abuse in parenting matters.

For a hard copy of the Magellan Evaluation Report, email communication@familylawcourts.gov.au.