Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
The Granary, Grange Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcester, Worcester, WR2 6RW

Opening hours

Days & Times: Monday. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4pm - 7pm Wednesday and Saturday 9am - 7pm

Centre charges

Details available on request

Services available here

Supported contact

Supervised contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Enhanced Accredited

To make a referral,
contact:

Telephone: 01905 797139

Email: familycontact@gpslimited.org

Contact

Telephone: 01905 797139

Email: familycontact@gpslimited.org

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: 20/03/2023

Summary:

The Granary Family Contact Centre is a new contact service offering a range of types of contacts for both public and private law.  Granary Family is the contact arm of Gregory Psychological Services (GPS), which specialises in psychological family assessments for the family and criminal courts. The centre is based in a converted barn in the small village of Lower Broadheath, which is approximately 5 miles from Worcester.  It can be accessed by car or local bus.

The building has a range of toys and activities that the children using the service are likely to enjoy. It was observed that there was a good variety of toys, books, and games for children of all ages. Furthermore, the furniture in the contact space was appropriate for children and parents. The centre also has an outside grassy area.

The centre has a clear friendly leaflet with a range of information included on this for the children and families who may use the centre. There is a very thoughtful leaflet for children explaining why they might be coming to a contact centre, what will happen whilst they are there and the role staff will have in supporting them.

All the current staff come from a psychology background, with experience of family assessment.

The service has the potential to be an excellent centre.  Any recommended actions following the visit are now complete meaning the service meets the standards for enhanced (supervised) accreditation.

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