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Divergent expectations and experience: An empirical study of the use children's contact services in Australia

G Sheehan, R Carson, B Fehlberg, R Hunter, A Tomison, R Ip, J Dewar

International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family | Published : 2007


In this article, an overview of the key findings from the Children's Contact Services Project is presented. Children's Contact Services (CCSs) assist separated parents to manage contact arrangements with their children through the provision of supervised visitation and changeover services. The aims of this project were to investigate the use of CCSs in Australia by referring agencies (eg. courts and legal practitioners), and clients of contact services (parents and children), and to consider the views and expectations of these key stakeholders regarding those usages. This approach was based on the assumption that there are currently conflicting usages and expectations of contact services, an..

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