what is supervised contact?

Supervised contact is when the time a non-residential parent spends with their child takes place in the presence of an independent person.

Supervised contact can also be requested for many other reasons where a family member or other significant person spends time with children.

The independent person could be a relative, for example, a mutual friend of the family or the child’s grandparent, or the independent person could be provided by a service provider for a fee.

The supervision can take place at changeover (when the residential parent provides the child for the contact), or for the entire visit.