Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
All Saints Catholic Church , Tredegar Road, Ebbw Vale, Blaenan, Gwent, NP236JQ

Opening hours

Days & Times: Saturdays fortnightly 10am to 1pm

Centre charges

£50 for first 6 sessions then £5 per session thereafter

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Address: All Saints Catholic Church, Tredegar Road, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau, Gwent, NP23 6JQ

Telephone: 07747 855736

Email: Ebbwvaleccc@gmail.com

Contact

Telephone: 07747 855736

Email: Ebbwvaleccc@gmail.com

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: 10/09/2022

Summary:

Ebbw Vale Child Contact Centre was established 17 years ago. The Centre is run from the All Saints Catholic Church in Ebbw Vale, a local church. Ebbw Vale is a valley town in South Wales, with a strong community feel.

The Team currently runs using Volunteers, an Administrator and an active Management Committee.

The Service has developed in many ways; with more Volunteers joining the team over the years, and by supporting not only local families, but many travelling from further afield. After the closure of a nearby Centre a few years ago, Ebbw Vale has been pleased to accommodate families from these areas, who may otherwise have found themselves without a Contact Service available to them.

The Centre unfortunately lost all of its toys and equipment due to a fire, and is still in the process of replacing the items, which has been slow and challenging due to a lack of funding available. However, they have a nice range of toys available, and the space is nicely filled with tables, chairs and games/equipment all set out.

The Service uses the downstairs area, underneath the Church. Unfortunately, due to the steps, it does restrict access, as there is no viable alternative entrance to the lower floor. This is under consideration at the Church at the moment.

The Contact Centre continues to provide a much needed, valuable service, despite the very difficult circumstances the Team has faced over the last few years with the fire and the pandemic. With the leadership, and the majority of the practice/ procedure remaining largely the same, the service at the Centre is as consistent as it has always been. NACCC have no concerns about the work that is carried out at the Centre, and fully support the re-accreditation of this long-established service.

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