On this page: This page outlines what it means when the Court has made an order for supervised time. 

The Court has Made an Order for Supervised time. What does that mean?

A court will always act in the best interests of the children. The Court may order that your time be supervised if:

  1. You have no relationship with the children
  2. Have not seen them for some time
  3. The Court is unsure whether you have the capacity to care for the children by yourself
  4. There are allegations of family violence.

Supervised time means that another person will need to be present when you are spending time with the children. This can be a relative, someone known to the family or a professional supervisor at a contact centre.