Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Christ Church, Old Market Avenue, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SW

Opening hours

Days & Times: Alternate Saturdays 9.30am to 1pm.

Centre charges

£50 one-off referral fee which can be returned if a first contact session does not take place for any reason. Extension fee will be required to continue contact after six months (12 sessions).

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Address: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1SW

Telephone: 07746 026695

Email: coordinator@chichesterchildcontactcentre.org

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: 30/01/2024

Summary:

Chichester Child Contact Centre is an experienced and extremely well-run supported contact centre located in Chichester in the town centre. There are car parks within a short walking distance along with an excellent public transport service that services the South and London area.

The centre’s building was bright, friendly, clean, tidy, spacious and warm offering great resources for children and adults. The centre is based in a church hall and has additional rooms available for families to use including a side room off the main contact area often used for older children. From the kitchen hatch volunteers offer an affordable tuck shop.

The centre has an excellent website that is easy to navigate to see what services they can offer and how to make a referral.

The centre has a detailed, bright, and inviting website and leaflets with a range of information included on this for the families that may use the centre. This information helps them to anticipate everything from making a referral to the appropriate steps to take if they are unhappy or feel unsafe.

All volunteers and the coordinator are very dedicated to their roles and support all who attend the centre. The centre meets the standards for supported contact accreditation.

 

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