Office of the Children’s Lawyer

The protocol between Supervised Access Centres and the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) includes the following:

  • A written request to observe a visit must be forwarded to the Centre two weeks in advance.
  • Consent forms from both parties must be provided to the Centre prior to the visit.
  • An Oath of Confidentiality must be signed by the OCL representative prior to the visit.
  • Dalhousie Place staff will function in their normal role as Family Supervisors, with the OCL representative maintaining an observatory role during the visit.
  • Copies of the Centre’s observational reports can be made available as per the “report process.”
  • If a report is requested, the Supervised Access Centre will send the invoice to the OCL representative for payment.

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Dalhousie Place Supervised Access Centre provides safe, neutral, child-focused services including supervised visitation, exchanges, and support for families.
Volunteers supervise parents/visitors and children during access periods and exchanges. They ensure factual documentation of observations regarding access visits and monitored exchanges.