Children's Supervised Contact

The service

Children's Supervised Contact enables a child to spend time with a parent or family member with whom they do not have day–to–day contact.

Trained Barnardos staff supervise all meetings and provide a controlled, safe and caring environment for children and their parents. This supervision allows children to feel comfortable as they make contact or reconnect with a parent or family member who has been out of their life.

The Family Court will fund up to 14 supervised contact sessions when this is needed to keep children safe. In most other cases, the visiting parent pays for the service.

Supervised Contact can also be used for changeover arrangements — when a child is dropped off by one parent and picked up by the other.


  • Whāngarei
  • Auckland
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Whanganui
  • Palmerston North
  • Christchurch.


Who to contact

For more information or to enrol in this service, call 0800 227 627 or send us a message.