Standards For Supervised Visitation Practice
15.0 Staff Preparation For Services
This section is intended to describe how staff is to be prepared for service delivery and conditions of parent/child contact not covered by a court order.
15.2 General Policy
Providers, including staff or volunteers supervising a visit, must know the reasons for referral, the safety risks associated with the service provision, and the terms and conditions of the service being provided.
15.3 Conditions for Parent/Child Contact
- A provider must have written policies and procedures regarding conditions of supervised visitation, including, but not limited to, issues such as visitors, toys, food, gifts, photo/video/audio recording, cellular phones, pagers, and toileting. Provider's policies and procedures must not delegate decision-making authority over these conditions entirely to one parent.
- A provider must be able to speak and understand the language being spoken by the parent and the child being supervised. If the visit supervisor cannot speak and understand the language being spoken by the parent and the child, they must be accompanied by a neutral interpreter over the age of 18.