More divorcing parents using supervised visits to see their children

A total of 164 families went through the supervised visitation or supervised exchange programme in 2018.
A total of 164 families went through the supervised visitation or supervised exchange programme in 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE

Programme helps families torn apart by divorce rebuild broken parent-child relationships: Ministry

Despite their acrimonious relationship, an increasing number of divorcing parents are spending time with their children during the proceedings or after, thanks to a programme which sees counsellors supervising visits.

A total of 164 families went through the supervised visitation or supervised exchange programme last year, up from 133 families in 2017 and 112 in 2016 when the programme started, a Family Justice Courts (FJC) spokesman told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'More divorcing parents using supervised visits to see their children'. Print Edition | Subscribe