Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
The Madeleine McGrory Room, Suite 8 Basepoint Aviation Business Park, Enterprise Close, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6NX

Opening hours

Days & Times: Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm

Centre charges

£90 referral fee for supported contact (= 4hours) then £23. £100 referral supervised fee & £65 per hour contact

Services available here

Supported contact

Supervised contact

Handover

Supervised contact assessment

Indirect

Escorted contact

Life story identity contact

Accepts self referrals

Enhanced Accredited

Virtual Contact (Supported)

Virtual Contact (Supervised)

To make a referral,
contact:

Address: Claire Lizbeth House, Lone Barn Stables, Stanbridge Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 0HE

Telephone: 01794 516622

Email: contact@chancesgiveschoices.com

Contact

Website: www.chancesgiveschoices.com

Telephone: 01794 516622

Email: contact@chancesgiveschoices.com

This centre is accredited to provide supervised 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 centre’s 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. If your family time happens in the community The service might use local community venues to deliver their service or in some cases, residential properties including family members’ homes, where this is safe and appropriate., then the assessor will check that this is going to be safe for you.

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: 10/02/2023

Summary:

Chance Gives Choices is a large organisation which has multiple venues for contact in Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. There is plenty to do in Christchurch which makes community contact preferable for some parents, (there are shops, cafes, walks and parks). Christchurch has good bus and train links and the centre also has ample parking facilities.

The building has a welcoming feel, is bright and airy, clean and tidy with an outside picnic area available. There is a good range of toys and activities for children from new-born to around 13 years with plenty of space available for older children to read or do homework.

The centre’s ethos runs throughout the centre`s literature and the website, supporting parents to get things right for their children. This information helps them to anticipate everything from making a referral to the appropriate steps to take if they are unhappy or feel unsafe. Their children’s leaflet introduces the service, the workers and invites children to come and look around.

This venue is operating under a big organisation serving and supporting many people. The manager appears to have a well-supported, happy team. Any recommended actions following the visit are now complete meaning the service meets the standards for enhanced (supervised) accreditation.

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