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SUPERVISED
CONTACT

Supervised in-centre contact is when a trained member of staff observes and supervises the contact between the child and non-resident parent to ensure the safety of those involved. Children and parents can spend time together in a welcoming, neutral environment at the centre.

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Supervised contact can be an option when there has been high conflict between the parents sometimes witnessed by the children, where there has been domestic abuse, or a Family Court injunction order or a conviction relating to domestic abuse. Perhaps the parent who lives with the children has concerns about the other parent’s parenting skills or behaviour towards the children or it may be because there has been a lengthy gap since the last contact.