Child Contact Centre
A Child Contact Centre is a place where children of separated families can enjoy contact with one or both parents and sometimes other family members in a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment.
National Association of Child Contact Centres
Why are we here?
You and your partner have separated, and you no longer want to see each other.
Centres are safe, neutral places where the children of broken partnerships can spend time with the parent with whom they do not live.
What will you find here?
Facilities are designed to provide a relaxed, happy atmosphere:-
Separate entrances mean that former partners need not meet each other. Please let us know in advance if this is your wish.
A Co-ordinator who manages the Centre, and is always in attendance. The contact number for the Co-ordinator is given under "Phone numbers" below.
A staff of trained volunteers to help children keep in touch with both parents.
A spacious play area with toys and games for all ages.
A separate room where the residential parent can wait.
The Centre can be used as a handover point, if agreed in writing.
Light refreshments are available.
There is no charge.
What will happen?
You will receive information (possibly from your solicitor) on contact times and durations.
When you arrive at the Centre for a contact, look for notices saying "Parent meeting children" or "Parent bringing children" to find your correct entrance. You will see a desk at the entrance, where your name and time of arrival will be recorded. The time of your departure is also recorded.
The parent meeting children will be shown into the contact room to await the arrival of the children who will be brought in by a volunteer.
The parent bringing children will be in a separate waiting area if he/she wishes to remain at the Centre. If he/she wishes to leave for a short time a telephone number must be left with the Co-ordinator.
The children must never be left at the Centre without one parent in attendance.
Be sure to telephone the Co-ordinator if you are going to be late, or unable to attend.
What are the rules?
A few basic rules are needed to help everyone feel relaxed, confident and secure.
Parents remain responsible for the safety and the supervision of the children whilst at the Centre.
Children must not be left at the Centre without a parent in attendance.
Children cannot be taken from the Centre without written consent from the resident parent.
As this is a special time for the children to spend with the non-resident parent, we suggest that initially, only parents attend. Others may attend at a later date if all
parties agree in writing.
No alcohol or drugs are allowed in the Centre. Entry can be refused at the discretion of staff.
Smoking is not allowed on these premises.
Please respect the Church property.
Administrator: 07749 143 973
Co-ordinator: 07742 948 098
(from 4pm. on the day before contact till 3pm. on the day of contact)
Contact Centre Address
Slough Child Contact Centre
St. Andrew's Church
Slough SL1 5RE
Please do not send written
communications to this address.
Please use the address below for anything you need
to send to the SCCC by post-
Slough Child Contact Centre
c/o The United Reformed Church
Or you may email the SCCC on:-
We are open on the
first and third Saturday
of each month,
from 1pm. to 3pm.
Established and supported by Soroptimist International of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead.