- Strean Presbyterian Church, West Street, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 4EN
- Contact Person
- Mary Anne Doherty
- Telephone Number
- 075 4014 3700
- Email Address
- Web Address
This Child Contact Centre is part of Knock, Ards and Bangor Child Contact Centre group.
It operates Saturdays 10-12
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.
Referral to the Child Contact Centre can made online at https://kabchildcontact.org/referral
Please note office hours are part-time Tuesday -Friday
- Available to Age Groups
0 -16 yrs
- Category of Services
- Family Support
- Separating Families
- Areas covered
- Method of Access (Referral)