Children’s Contact Service
Relationships Australia SA
Our Children’s Contact Services provide a child-focused and safe environment to assist children from separated families to maintain or develop a relationship with both parents where complex or difficult parenting circumstances exist.
We provide a space where children feel comfortable and supported so that any distress and anxiety is reduced at times of changeover between parents.
The primary aim of our Contact Service is to help children remain connected or connect with all members of their family, and to help everyone to feel safe and comfortable in potentially difficult circumstances. To help with this, our child-friendly centres have toys, games and play equipment.
Our services include:
- Changeover service
We have a Changeover service where children and young people are safely and calmly moved between their separated parents (or other family members) so that parents/carers do not need to see each other.
- Supervised contact visits
Supervised contact visits are blocks of time that children spend with a parent or family member at one of our centres. Visits are supervised by one of our trained workers and can be arranged at the request of both parents, or after a court order.
- Interactive playgroup
Following supervised contact we can offer children and parents a chance to attend an interactive playgroup 0-5 years and 5-9 years. This assists them to build a relationship in a safe, fun and positive environment. It can also enable them to stay connected until longer term arrangements can be made.
- Support for families
We also provide support for families so that over time they are able to move towards their own, independent contact arrangements.
Services offered mainly on weekends and hours vary depending on site. Intake and assessment appointments offered on weekdays.
After hours appointments available
Intake fee for Supervised Contact Visits only: Once off fee payable at Intake $20.00 ($10.00 concession*) Fee applies to each adult using the service and is non-refundable.
Subscription fee for Supervised Contact Visits: $120.00 ($60.00 concession*) for up to 6 visits, payable in advance. Fee applies to each adult using the service and is non-refundable.
Subscription fee for ‘Kids Connect’ Playgroup: $60.00 ($30.00 concession*) for up to 6 visits, payable in advance. Fee applies to each adult using the service and is non-refundable.
Quarterly Subscription fee for Change Over service: $100.00 ($50.00 concession*) per quarter, payable in advance. Fee applies to each adult using the service and is non-refundable.
Court Report- Standard Report requested through Solicitor (client without Legal Aid funding) or unrepresented clients: $110.00 per page ($55 per page concession*)
Standard Report requested (Client with Legal Aid funding): $330.00 (up to 6 pages) $550.00 (Over 6 pages) capped
Preparation of Subpoenaed Files: $200.00
Must have a written agreement in place such as court orders, heads of agreement or parenting plan.
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
13 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth SA 5112
9 Kay Avenue, Berri SA 5343