Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Cove Methodist Church, Cove Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0EX

Opening hours

Days & Times: 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month from 2pm to 3.30pm

Centre charges

No charge for service

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Telephone: 07780 944528

Alternative: 07780 944528

Email: info@covechildcontact.org.uk

Contact

Telephone: 07780 944528

Alternative: 07780 944528

Email: info@covechildcontact.org.uk

Description

Cove Child Contact Centre aims to provide safe, child-friendly spaces where children can meet with a parent they don't live with. Our Centre in Cove is open for 1.5 hours on the first and third Sunday of each month from 2 to 3:30pm. We use the hall and other rooms of Cove Methodist Church in Farnborough. We have separate controlled access points for resident and non-resident parents so parents can use the centre without meeting and the meeting areas are supervised to ensure that children stay safe. The centre is run by volunteers and supported by donations, so we do not make a charge for the service.

Notes from this centre

Please call or email to apply.

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: 12/10/2023

Summary:

Cove Child Contact Centre has been in operation for more than 12 years and has experienced and committed volunteers that run a good supported contact centre. There is a small car park in front of the church and more parking nearby. Frimley, Farnborough and Camberley railway stations are nearby, served by local bus routes.

The building is easily accessible, spacious and clean. The centre has a good selection of toys available during the contact sessions, but families are encouraged to bring toys so the children have something familiar to play with.

The centre has a range of leaflets for the children and families who 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.

The management and volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and approachable and willing to listen to any comments the assessor made. They are following the correct procedures from referral, risk assessment, pre visit, review, evaluations etc to ensure the service runs to a good standard. Any recommended actions following the visit are now complete meaning the service meets the standards for supported contact accreditation.

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