Welcome to Bath Child Contact Centre
What is a contact centre?An impartial meeting place run by trained volunteers, where the children of separated relationships can enjoy the company of their absent parent or other relative in a safe environment. It is child centred and confidential and is open every Saturday afternoon of the year by appointment from 2.30 - 4.30pm.
We are an accredited member of the National Association of Child Contact Centres.
What we offerChild contact centres are classified into two categories, supported and supervised, so that families can receive the correct level of support in an appropriated environment. We offer supported contact sessions with several families present in neutral but warm, friendly surroundings. We have separate entrances to prevent any animosity in front of children when conflicting parents meet.
Who comes and how?Anyone who has problems with contact arrangements.
A family may use us for a one-off visit, on a regular basis for a longer period or as a hand over point.
Referrals are made through a negotiator e.g. the Courts, CAFCASS, solicitors or Children’s’ Family Services or by self-referral.
Referrals cannot be accepted without a completed referral form which may be downloaded from this site or is available from the Co-ordinator, plus a copy of any court order if applicable.
When making a self-referral it is necessary for both parties to complete referral forms liaising with the Coordinator.