In accordance with the Children's Act 38 of 2005
With children's mental, physical and emotional well-being at the baseline of our services, we occasionally work with professionals and parents to ensure the child's best interest is and remain the primary objective.
Supervised contact is regulated on a case-to-case basis, depending on safety risks involved (low, medium or high). Addiction, domestic violence, and forensic assessment processes are some examples of matters in which supervised contact might be Court Ordered or an interim arrangement. In addition to this, matters where malicious intentions are experienced by a parent, supervised contact can be set in place as a safety measure to protect the supervised parent, until a court process would be concluded.
During supervised contact programs, we focus on foundational steps that provide emotional and physical security for the whole family, to progress to a positive contact regime and more specifically amidst separation and divorce proceedings.
Counselling for parents as well as age-appropriate therapy for minor children, are essential during the supervised contact programs. We provide parent guidance (where mandated) to supervised parents, to equip them in their parenting capacity to improve.
Throughout our programs we compile professional feedback to Courts, as well as clinical observations to expert teams, assisting with guidance and ensuring that the fragile family unit meets short and long term goals relating to parental rights and responsibilities.
At our on-site supervised contact facility based in Durbanville, Cape Town, we offer a welcoming environment for parents and children. This facility offers various activities and amenities to accommodate the parent-child contact. As an alternative, residential supervised contact can be Court ordered and to be exercised at the supervised parent's residence, to provide the child the opportunity to experience a sense of belonging at both parental residences.
Neritha Klue is a specialist service provider with more than 7000 hours spent supervising contact.