Children's Contact Service
Who is it for?
Do you need supervised contact and/or changeover services for your children since you and your partner have separated?
Our Children’s Contact Service provides support for children and their separated parents to build and maintain secure relationships through supervised contact visits. It also offers a place for the safe transfer of children between separated parents and/or carers.
What will it be like?
We will work with you, providing resources and strategies to help children maintain positive and meaningful relationships with their parents or other family members. Our goal is to assist you move towards unsupervised self-managed arrangements whenever possible.
The service we provide is for six months after which, if you pass the assessment by the Coordinator of the Children’s Contact Service, you may attend our supervised group contact sessions for an additional six months.
This service is funded by the Attorney Generals Department.
- Clarify your problems.
- Gain new perspectives.
- Work through change.
How can it help me?
This service is also available for children to maintain and build relationships with extended family members such as grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles when there are concerns about child safety. In all situations centre staff take a non-judgemental approach while always ensuring a safe environment for children.
Booking this program
Fees can vary from centre to centre but are usually based on a sliding scale depending on household income.
“As of 7th May 2019, I have been granted supervised visits with my son by two family members for the next 6 months so will no longer be attending Relationships’s Australia Berkeley Vale.
I want to express how grateful I am that this service exists, without it I would not have been able to spend those precious times with him over the last 5 months. My son and I have created new and life-long memories together and all the staff at RANSW have ensured this was the case.
A special thank you to the fact you were able to increase my visits to an additional day of the week. To the beautiful Catherine, I can’t thank you enough for all your sideline support and kindness you showed to both my son and I throughout our visits. He will no doubt miss your playdough, but I am grateful I took a photo of your recipe which I will use and mention that you are the reason we have it!
A special thank you as well to Sinead, who supervised some visits towards the end of my visitations. To Veeta, Laura and Maggie and all the supervisors, thank you for all your kindness and support you showed to both my son and myself throughout my visits. You are all amazing at what you do.
“I wanted to thank you and all of the beautiful staff at the center for everything you guys have done for me, and my two boys :) we are over the moon to inform you guys that the boys have come home, so our visits are no longer required :) Thank you all again.”