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Supervised contact provided in the community. The service might use local community venues or outdoor facilities to deliver their service. In some cases, residential properties might be used including family members’ homes, where this is safe and appropriate.

Opening hours

Days & Times: We offer 24 hours a day - we offer overnights

Centre charges

Details available on request

Services available here

Supervised - community based

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:

Bournemouth, Dorset,

Telephone: 07395 770727

Email: enquiries@connectingfamilies.co.uk

Contact

Website: www.connectingfamilies.co.uk

Telephone: 07395 770727

Email: enquiries@connectingfamilies.co.uk

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: 13/06/2024

Summary:

Connecting Families isa new service providing a range of social work services in the Bournemouth area. They are now accredited to provide supervised family time in the community working in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

As this service will be community based, they have a comprehensive risk assessment plan to ensure that all buildings used are safe and appropriate.

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

The co-ordinator demonstrates a deep passion for facilitating children’s family time, backed by extensive knowledge and experience in areas such as risk assessments, child and family dynamics, and safeguarding. The service meets the standards for enhanced (supervised) contact accreditation.

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