Welcome to Armagh Child Contact Website
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Armagh Child Contact Centre
We have reopened for contact under new procedures and guidelines in relation to Covid 19.
The co-ordinator is available via the mobile on 07914959377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss any potential referrals or queries you may have regarding contact for the future
"developing and maintaining positive relationships"
Armagh Child Contact Centre in Armagh City is a neutral meeting place where children of separated families may enjoy contact with one or both parents and sometimes other family members, in a comfortable and safe environment.
Parents can sometimes find it too difficult to see each other, so children need a safe, welcoming place to spend time with their non resident parent.
Child Contact Centres can play an essential role in helping children affected by family breakdown to maintain relationships with the parent they no longer live with, or with other family members.
The most important people in our Child Contact Centre are the children. We aim to create a warm, sociable atmosphere where you and your children can relax and enjoy yourselves.
The Centre has a wide variety of games, toys and books for children of all ages.
"child centred, independent, impartial, confidential"
Armagh Child Contact Centre is staffed by a coordinator and volunteers who are impartial. We believe that every child matters. When family breakdown occurs, children do not have to miss out because their parents do not get along. We aim to provide a neutral environment that is safe, secure and friendly for children to meet their parents and family members with whom they no longer have contact.
We always work in the best interest of the child . We provide stimulating toys, educational games and books that reflect the diverse needs of the children that come to our centre.
How can I access the service?.
Referrals are made to the Centre by Courts, Solicitors and by Social workers, or by the parents themselves
To discuss a possible referral, contact the coordinator on 02837 526045 or 07914959377. (Please leave a message on answerphone if no one available to take your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible)
The Service is free to parents while funding permits.
For all contact information see Contacts page
To download ACCC Referral application form and guide see below
Measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19
We encourage all visitors to use the sanitising station at the entrance.
There is one for adults and one for the children.
Before and after each visit we clean, sanitise and disinfect all surfaces , desks, chairs and toys.
Each child will be provided with their own pencil case containing pens and pencils that is for their sole use.
We will store these for them until their next visit.
Our volunteers will have all the necessary PPE.
We have provided several separate areas "fenced off" to ensure a safe social distance during your visit.
Find out what it is like at a Child Contact Centre and how visits are arranged, the rules to ensure the safety consideration and well being of everyone. Parents attending the centre agree to abide by a clear set of rules and leave their differences outside.
We try to have as few rules as possible, however the contact centre is used by several families at the same time, consideration for the comfort and safety of all users is important.
We are Child Centred, independent and impartial, respecting all individuals and preserving confidentiality equality and diversity. All our staff/volunteers are "Access NI Checked" with Child protection training and receive on going training. They are not Social workers or Legal advisors. Their role is to facilitate the smooth running of the centre and provide a neutral, welcoming and friendly environment for all parties
We provide a comfortable safe environment where children of separated families can enjoy contact with one (or both) parents and sometimes other family members. There is no close observation of individual contacts, no reports written. Above all it is a place where children can relax and have fun.
NO Drugs, NO Alcohol, NO phones