Supported Contact Centre
Sometimes separated parents are simply not able to communicate with each other. That's understandable, but we need to make sure that contact with their children doesn't suffer in the same way. That's the job of the Supported Contact Centre.
Keeping contact going
The Supported Contact Centre is there to make sure that whatever the circumstances within a family, and however difficult communication has become between the parents, the children can still get to meet the mother or father who no longer lives with them. It also allows them to meet their siblings and extended family too.
It's important that this contact time is kept as calm and conflict-free as possible, and the Centre's trained staff are highly skilled in making the time that parents have together with their children as positive and relaxed as it can be.
Going to a Contact Centre
Please take the time to watch this short animated film that explains through the eyes of children the experience of going to a Child Contact Centre. (With thanks to Relationship Scoland for their permission)
Looking to the future
Working with the families who use the service, the aim is always to work toward a future where the parents themselves can take charge of contact with their children, in a way that will work to the whole family's benefit.
The team work tirelessly to make sure that the Island doesn't suffer the same fate as the UK, where a third of non-resident parents lose contact with their children within two years of separation.