Contact centres provide a safe and neutral space where children can see the parent that they do not live with if there are concerns about the children meeting the parent in the community or at their own home.
The aim is to keep children in touch with parent that they do not live with following separation in a safe environment because parenting shouldn’t end when relationships do.
Nearly 4,000 volunteers and 2,000 staff work in these centres and 1,000s of children use them each year. They are run by a variety of independent organisations that form the membership of the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC), along with affiliated members such as family lawyers, Cafcass, Cafcass Cymru and the judiciary.
You can find your local contact centre here.