Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
35 Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AG

Opening hours

Days & Times: 2nd & 4th Saturday of month 10.30am to 12.30pm

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accredited

Not For Profit

Contact

Telephone: 07949 357043

Email: abingdoncontactcentre@gmail.com

This centre is accredited to provide supported contact

Accreditation is a way of checking that your contact centre is safe and meets our standards.

How is a centre checked?

An assessorSomeone working on our behalf who has experience and an interest in child contact services and must assess if a service meets our standards. looks round the rooms, toys, equipment, and any outside play areas to make sure that they are safe and good for you to use. They talk with the people at the centre to make sure that they are trained and helped to do their job as well as possible. They then check the informationThe assessor checks through the centre’s accreditation portfolio which includes policies, procedures, risk assessments, reports (if the service offers supervised contact) and information for families. on what happens at the centre and how it keeps you safe.

When the assessor is happy that a centre meets our standards then they are awarded their accreditation and you can find them on this website. Accreditation happens every three years with extra checks if needed.

Accreditation Summary

Date: 05/09/2021

Summary:

Abingdon Child Contact Centre is situated within the hall at the rear of Abingdon Baptist Church which is close to the town centre with parking available. The premises are very suitable for the contact centre, with a large space and kitchen as well as different entrances for the resident and contact parents to arrive in. All toys and games are provided and there is a space available for quiet conversation. The centre offers tea, coffee and soft drinks available to purchase.

The centre had to close during the pandemic, which has affected the volunteer team but was making plans to reopen whilst the reaccreditation process was underway. Management oversight is strong providing support to the co-ordinator who has previously volunteered at the centre and has experience in working with families experiencing complex issues.

The centre has achieved the standards for accreditation.

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