Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Walberry Farm, Old Castletown Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 1AQ

Opening hours

Days & Times: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Saturdays 10am to 4pm

Services available here

Supported contact

Supervised contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Enhanced Accredited

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Address: Walberry Farm, Old Castletown Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM4 1AQ

Telephone: 01624 800000

Alternative: 07624 432437

Email: janetbailey@thechildrenscentre.org.im

Contact

Website: www.thechildrenscentre.org.im

Telephone: 01624 800000

Alternative: 07624 432437

Email: janetbailey@thechildrenscentre.org.im

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: 13/02/2023

Summary:

The Children’s Centre is a registered charity on the Isle of Man, based at Wellberry Farm, which has 15 acres of countryside, just outside of the island’s capital, Douglas.   They offer a range of services for children, young people and their families and have been offering child contact services since 2009. The island has a comprehensive bus network, rail links, a ferry and a small airport.

The farm is able to offer a range of exciting activities, both indoor and outside, to suit a range of interests and abilities. The centre has two dedicated family rooms plus a quiet waiting area for the purposes of child contact and all of these rooms have been kitted out and furnished to a high standard.  Children are also encouraged to bring a favourite toy or game.

The centre has a comprehensive referral form and all policies, leaflets etc are well written and easy to understand. The centre has a lovely, colourful, sheet which is given to children explaining to them what a child contact centre is, what is available/activities, what to do if they are anxious or wish to finish a session early.

The Children’s Centre is moving forward in terms of developing excellent activities and services for families living on the Isle of Man. For the past three years they have offered only supported contact but now feel ready to move back into a service that will offer a range of contact services. The centre meets the standards for enhanced (supervised) accreditation.

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