When a child is at immediate risk of significant harm and a petition procedure by the Child Protection Board can not be awaited, the Child Protection Board can request the judge for a preliminary supervision order, often combined with an authorisation for out-of-home placement. Parents and child are supported by a family guardian from a Certified Institution (GI).
The order has a duration of three months at most. During the preliminary supervision order, the Child Protection Board continues its investigation. If they are of the opinon that the supervision order and the possible authorisation for out-of-home placement should last longer than three months, they will request the court for a definitive supervision order within that period.