Supervised contact is the supervision of a child by a safe adult whilst the child has contact with a non-resident family member.
Supervised contact is used when it has been determined that a child has suffered or is at risk of suffering harm during contact. Referrals will usually be made by the local authority, another child contact centre, a court, CAFCASS officer or by a self-referral. Supervised contact supports the physical safety and emotional wellbeing of a child whilst they have contact with their non-resident parent. We can help to re-establish contact when there has been a significant time lapse of no contact. We can assist parents in building and sustaining positive relationships between themselves and their child. We support contact for children with significant others in their families and promote sibling relationships. We work in a sensitive manner and at the child’s pace.