Supervised contact is when a young person spends time with someone close to them who they do not live with (usually a parent or other family member).
Contact is supervised to make sure that the child is safe, and the contact is carried out in their best interests.
It is likely that the child would have been placed into the care of the Local Authority due to safeguarding issues within the child’s home.
Supervised contact usually takes place in a neutral venue, such as a contact centre. It can also take place in the community, for example the parent, child and contact supervisor might go to the park or out for a meal where contact is conducted for an agreed duration.
After the contact has finished a report is formulated by the contact supervisor.
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