A place for children separated from a parent
The Contact Centre provides a safe environment for the children of separated parents to meet with the parent or other members of their family who they would not normally see. This offers ample opportunity to play together or just see each other. The Church provides trained staff who have been subject to Police vetting procedures and all have a current DBS. The church provides four large rooms for the use of the families. All staff are volunteers who freely give of their time. There is no charge for use of the Centre except a one off admin fee of £10. Once the fee and a completed referral form have been received a date for contact to start is offered. Refreshments are provided free. Referral to the Centre is normally via Solicitors, by Court Order or Social Services using our standard referral form.
Self Referrals are accepted but both parties will need to have a short interview with the centre coordinator. This can be done via telephone if distance is a problem.
The Centre provides “supported contact” only. All information is treated in a strictly confidential manner. The Centre is open every Saturday 10am-12 noon. Access through the large double white doors at the side of the building.
For more details and availability contact:
The Contact Centre Co-ordinator: Mary Hancock Tel: 01795 423196
For general information and more details contact:
Admin assistant: Esther McCarten/Marion Brenchley
Phone 01795 423196
To access the Contact Centre facilities please down load the 3 documents below and sent to the address given on the documents.
1. Contact Centre explained 2018 and Photograph-rules 2018
(These documents must be read by the parties using the centre before the first contact session.)
2. Guidelines-for-Referrers 2018 (this document must be completed by the person who is referring clients to the centre)
3. Referral Form (This document must be completed and sent to the centre along with Referrer Information along with the £10 admin fee, before a date will be given for contact.