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Child Contact Centre (Newtownards)

Contact Information

Address
St Marks Parish Centre, Church Street, Newtownards, Down
Postcode
BT23 4AN View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Mary Anne Doherty
Telephone Number
07540143700
Email Address
mdoherty.nccc@gmail.com
Web Address
http://www.childcontactni.org/Opens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

Our Child Contact Centres provide safe, neutral and child centred environment in which children of separated families can spend quality time with the parent they no longer live with. The Centres are seen as a temporary arrangement where there is no viable meeting place for these families.


What is a Child Contact Centre?
A Child Contact Centre is a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents, and sometimes other family members. It is a child-centred environment that puts the needs of the children first.
What is it like at a Child Contact Centre?
We aim to create a warm, comfortable atmosphere where you and your children can relax. We provide a wide range of toys and games for all ages and refreshments are on hand. The centre is run by a co-ordinator and trained volunteers who are there to help you.
Child Contact Centres offer "Supported" (not Supervised) contact, and so there is no close observation of individual families, nor detailed reports written. The Centre is staffed by volunteers who are impartial, discreet and sensitive to the needs of families. Volunteers welcome families, provide refreshments and give general assistance.
Parents attending the Centre agree to abide by a clear set of rules, and are asked to leave their differences outside, for the sake of the children.

Organisation Type
  • Community
  • Voluntary
Main Age Groups
  • 0-4 Years
  • 12-16 Years
  • 5-11 Years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • Self
  • Social Worker
  • Solicitor, Court Service
Family Support Services Categories
Main Category of Services
  • Family Support
  • Child Contact Centre

Areas covered

  • Ards

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Child Contact Centre (Newtownards)

  • Child Contact Centre (Newtownards)