Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Child and Family Connect, Linacre Methodist Mission, Linacre Road, Litherland, Bootle, Liverpool, L21 8NS

Opening hours

Days & Times: Saturdays weekly 10.30am to 12.30pm

Centre charges

£90 for 12 sessions

Services available here

Supported contact


Accepts self referrals


Not For Profit

To make a referral,

Address: Child and Family Connect, PO Box 319, Ormskirk, L40 9WB

Telephone: 07587 552713



Telephone: 07587 552713


Notes from this centre

Office open 1-6pm Tues-Thurs

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: 31/05/2021


Bootle Child Contact Centre is one of five supported Centres in the North-west runs by an independent charity, Child and Family Connect. They were originally run by the WRVS and were originally part of a much larger group. The Charity was established in 2003 so the centres have been in existence for over twenty years.

The object of the charity is’ to offer a safe, friendly and neutral environment in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents and other family members. It is a child-centred environment that puts the needs of the children first.’

Bootle is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, which had a population of 51,394 in 2011. The wider Parliamentary constituency had a population of 98,449. In 2011 the population was 97.8% white, (50,270) with only a few hundred from other ethnic groups.
The town was heavily damaged in World War II with air raids against the port and other industrial targets. Post-war economic success in the 1950s and 1960s gave way to a downturn, precipitated by a reduction in the significance of Liverpool Docks internationally, and changing levels of industrialisation, coupled with the development of modern suburbs and the expansion of industries into the Merseyside hinterlands. By the 1980s, there had been a sharp spike in unemployment and population decline. Large-scale renewal projects have begun to help regenerate the local economy.


There are two railway stations served by frequent electric services from Liverpool to Southport. These are Oriel Road near the Victorian era civic centre, and New Strand, serving the shopping centre. A third railway station is situated on the boundary of Bootle (Old Roan) and is part of the Liverpool to Ormskirk Line.

The bus station is under the New Strand Shopping Centre and provides services to Liverpool City Centre, Penny Lane, Allerton, Tuebrook and Crosby.

Linacre Methodist Mission is easily accessible from the M57/M58 junction and there are good directions on the website. Buses pass the door.

Parking is limited near to the church with some places in Bowden Street and Hartwell Street adjacent to the church. At the top of Bowden Street and Hartwell Street is Webster Street which provides further parking.

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