What is a Child Contact Centre?
When families break down parents sometimes find it difficult to make arrangements for their children to see the parent they no longer live with. In this situation a Child Contact Centre can provide the safe, neutral venue for that relationship to be maintained. In addition children may meet grandparents or other significant adults at a Contact Centre.
Uxbridge Child Contact Centre
The Uxbridge Child Contact Centre has been available to local families for over 20 years and is currently supported by the London Borough of Hillingdon and CAFCASS. We are affiliated to the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACC) and abide by all their guidelines and protocols.
The Contact Centre is a friendly place, with toys and games for the children and a warm reception for the parents. The Contact Centre staff are all volunteers who help run the Centre but children are under the supervision of parents and should not be left alone when they are visiting the Centre.
There are two Contact Centre sessions each month, normally the 1st and 3rd Saturday, from 10am to 1pm at Christchurch Hall in Uxbridge.
How do I arrange to come to the Contact Centre?
Visits at the Contact Centre are by referral. A referral form can be completed by a CAFCASS officer, social worker, solicitor or by court order. You can also refer yourself. Once we have received your referral form we will contact you to introduce you to the Contact Centre and invite you along to the next available session.
You will be asked to pay a small fee to come along to a session. We charge £10 per full session or £5 for a handover. If you are not able to attend a booked session at the Contact Centre we ask that you let us know and also contact your ex-partner.
How to contact Uxbridge Child Contact Centre
Phone: 07780 118 772
Please note staff are only able to pick up calls at limited times. Please use email in the first instance.
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