In family law, contact (or in the United States, visitation) is one of the general terms which denotes the level of contact a parent or other significant person in a child’s life can have with that child. Contact forms part of the bundle of rights and privileges which a parent may have in relation to any child of the family. Following ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in most countries, the term “access” was superseded by the term contact.