glossary

access

Access is the time a parent spends with a child they usually don't live with. Access can be on a strict schedule, such as every other weekend, or on a flexible schedule. In some cases, a parent might have supervised access where someone else, for example a Children’s Aid Society worker or relative, watches the visit.

Other people can also apply to the court for access, for example, grandparents.

Access also includes the right to get information on the child's health, education, and well-being. Getting information is not the same thing as making major decisions about the child.

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