Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Chesterfield Baptist Church, Cross Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 4ST

Opening hours

Days & Times: Saturdays weekly 12noon to 4pm

Centre charges

£25 per referral for 6 months

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Telephone: 07803 785305

Email: coordinator@chesterfieldchildcontactcentre.org.uk

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: 02/05/2023

Summary:

Chesterfield Child Contact Centre has running for over 25 years by a dedicated coordinator and management team. The first floor flat premises are owned by the United Reformed Church, located in the centre of Chesterfield, close to shops and transport links. There is not any disabled access, but alternative arrangements can be made if required.

The centre is a warm and welcoming environment for children to have contact with the parent that they no longer live with and other people important to them. The rooms used are all well equipped with comfortable chairs, toys, and games. Drinks and snacks are provided for a small charge.

The centre has a website, information leaflets and posters which are very helpful, with information for referrers, families, and volunteers. This information helps families anticipate everything from making a referral to the appropriate steps to take if they are unhappy or feel unsafe.

The management and volunteer team were very helpful in providing the assessor with information relating to the accreditation visit. Unfortunately, the church which owns the centre, is selling the accommodation shortly but alternative venues have been identified, hoping to keep it close to the centre of town and to improve disabled access. Any recommended actions following the visit are now complete meaning the service meets the standards for supported contact accreditation.

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