What is contact supervision?
Supervised contact is when children and their parents spend time together in the presence of a Social Worker. It is an opportunity for families to continue their relationships and also a time for parents to develop their parenting skills with support.
When is contact supervision necessary?
Contact is usually supervised by a Social Worker when it is felt that a child could be at risk of harm when they spend time with either a separated parent or both parents.
What is the process?
Once Avocet receives a request for a Contact Supervisor we will seek to allocate the work to the most appropriate Social Worker.
Our Social Workers can transport the child to and from the contact if required, remain present for the duration of the contact and provide a brief verbal hand over on returning the child.
Avocet Contact Supervisors aim to provide a written report of each supervised contact within 7 working days.
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