Welcome Milli's Child Contact Centre
A child contact centre is a meeting place where children of separated families can enjoy contact with the non-resident parent and sometimes other family members, in a comfortable and safe environment when there is no viable alternative.
What do they provide?
• An environment where contact will be child centred.
• A warm and comfortable atmosphere for both parents and children.
• A safe caring environment where a parent with 'care' can leave a child with confidence.
• A place where there will be no arguments or family rows.
• Time for the children to relax and enjoy the company of a non-resident parent.
When parents’ divorce or separate it is often difficult for the child(ren) to keep in touch with both parents or other family members. It is especially difficult for them to spend time with the parent with whom they no longer live.
Does your child(ren) witness doorstep confrontations?
Is contact inconsistent?
Has there been a substantial period of time since contact last took place?
Do you have concerns or is coming face to face with your former partner just too painful and distressing?
Is the atmosphere hostile? At Milli’s Child Contact Centre you don’t have to come into contact with your ex-partner but as a parent you do need to remember that every child has the right to a relationship with both parents and a contact centre can help in the early stages
of family breakdown.
The National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) supports around 350 child contact centres throughout the British Isles. Trained volunteers run the majority of these centres and it is estimated that some 15,000 children use them every year.
All staff and volunteers are checked by the Criminal Records Bureau prior to starting work at the centre. Milli’s Child Contact Centre volunteers are all first aid trained, and have completed child protection training and undertake on-going training covering various aspects of our work.