This is to advise you that in-line with the Government Guidelines the Trustees have taken the decision to close the centre until further notice. We are very sorry to have to do this but be assured that this decision has not been taken lightly and for the protection of all children ,parents and volunteers it was felt that this is the right thing to do.
Our Contact Centre provides a safe and neutral venue where children can meet the parent they no longer live with. It is also possible to meet other members of their estranged family. The Centre can be used as a place where children may be ‘handed over’ to their non-resident parent for outside contact and ‘handed back’ later to their resident parent.
All volunteers are impartial and all information is confidential except in the event of a child protection or safeguarding issue. We do not report what happens during contact but will confirm attendances should that be required.
Camberley and District Family Contact Centre offers supported contact only. Supported contact takes place in a variety of neutral community venues where there are facilities to enable children to develop and maintain positive relationships with non-resident parents and other family members. Supported Child Contact Centres are suitable for families when no significant risk to the child or those around the child has been identified.
The basic elements of supported contact are:
We aim to promote contact in a safe a welcoming environment, between the child and the non resident member of their immediate family.