Standards For Supervised Visitation Practice

16.0 Interventions And Ending A Visit Or Exchange In Progress

16.1 Purpose

This section defines the parameters for staff interventions and ending a parent/child visit in progress.

16.2 General Policies

A provider must have written policies and procedures for intervening in and ending parent/child visits in progress. The policies must include situations in which the provider determines:

  1. A child is acutely distressed;
  2. A parent is not following the program rules set out by the service agreement; and
  3. A participant is at risk of imminent harm either emotionally or physically.

Ending a client's parent/child contact may be a temporary measure and is not the same as termination of services.