Parents Guide to Supervised Visitation Guidelines
A lot of people have heard of supervised visitation but, they do not have a clear understanding what it is and what the guidelines are. Supervised visitation basically means a safe environment in which a child can interact with a parent or parents safely. Supervised visitation is done through the courts and in doing so the sole intention is to help promote a new and healthy relationship between the child and the parent. However, the parents do have certain supervised visitation guidelines that they must follow in order to have the chance to regain custody of their children.
One of the most important things for a parent to understand is that through a supervised visitation a person that is appointed through the courts will be present throughout the visitation time. Another fact for a parent to understand is that when there is supervised visitation all interaction with the child has to be done in front of the person monitoring the visit.
The parent or foster parent that is in charge of the child is responsible to bring the child to each and every visit. If they are unable to make it for any certain reason they are to provide the monitor and make the other parent or foster parent aware in a decent amount of time as to prevent hardship on either side.
One of the biggest guidelines for supervised visitation is the overall language that the non custodial parent uses. They are not allowed to use any type of foul language, shout, issue threats of any type, or attempt to take the child away from the site without the monitor present for any reason.
Another big guideline for the non custodial parent is that they must never talk badly about the other parent or foster parent for any reason. They are also not allowed to check the whereabouts of the other parent or foster parent for any reason.
Another guideline that must be followed is that the non custodial parent is not to offer any type of promise to the child. Promises are often times broken and this can lead to the child being upset and, as a result, acting out at the other parent or foster parent. Most generally this guideline refers to the living arrangements of the child in the future.
One very important guideline to supervised visit is that the non custodial parent is not allowed to bring a weapon of any kind to the visitation. This may seem like an obvious one to many but often times, especially with men, people carry pocket knives and never think of the consequence that could bring forth during a visit.
Finally the monitor has the power to at any time cancel a visit if they feel that the parent or parents are under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. This provides a very unsafe environment for children and can lead to harm of the child.
So, as you can see there are a variety of different guidelines for supervised visits. However, all of these guidelines must be followed to promote a healthy and safe environment for the child.