02 April 2020
Arrangements for supervised contact of Looked After Children
The Director of Social Care & Children, Marie Roulston, has provided clarity of arrangements adopted by all Trusts in relation to face to face supervised and facilitated contact between children subject to Interim Care Orders and Care Orders and their families. All such contact is suspended.
A review of the situation will take place on 20th April 2020 by the Assistant Directors of Children’s Services and updates provided thereafter to the families involved.
Indirect contact is promoted in the interim period with social workers liaising with carers to agree how to facilitate. The same position is to be applied to cases of unsupervised contact for the interim period with indirect contact encouraged.
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