Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Littlehampton Baptist Church, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5NY

Opening hours

Days & Times: 1st & 3rd Saturday of month 10am to 12noon

Centre charges

No charge for service

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Address: c/o Littlehampton Baptist Church, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5NY

Telephone: 07467 195755

Alternative: 07467 195755

Email: ltonchildcontactcentre@gmail.com

Contact

Website: www.littlehamptonchildcontactcentre.org

Telephone: 07467 195755

Alternative: 07467 195755

Email: ltonchildcontactcentre@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: 03/03/2022

Summary:

Littlehampton Child Contact Centre is located in a church hall which is in a very accessible area of Littlehampton with bus and train links close by.  The centre was originally opened 15 years ago by St. Margaret’s Church to support separated children and families in the local area. The centre is within walking distance to many local resources such as the beautiful sandy beach of Littlehampton, and Harbour Park. Referrals are made via self–referral, social care, solicitors and the local courts.

The centre’s activities, furniture, games, and layout are appropriate and assist families in spending quality time together; as well as remaining in good condition and accessible to all. The church hall has ample space for very comfortable supported contact having the luxury of separate entrances for resident and non–resident parents/ carers. The building is wheelchair accessible with all rooms on the ground floor with ramps and slopes to enter and exit both doors. The resident parents are able to wait if preferred in the small meeting room/ library room. The centre has two large rooms for contact with one being used at the time of the report.  There is a disabled toilet within the building with the children’s toilets being wheelchair accessible for children.

The service is well run, and the co-ordinator has demonstrated they put a lot of time into running the centre. The NACCC assessor was welcomed by the wonderful team and was made to feel at ease and able to observe parts of the session, the team of volunteers conducted themselves professionally at all times, they supported visitors wherever appropriate and ensured that the families were comfortable and at ease.

Overall, it is evident that the co-ordinator, volunteers, team leaders and church serving the centre are passionate about supporting families and are willing to complete all the necessary training, access support as and when needed to ensure best outcomes for the families that utilise the service.

Centre testimonials

"Thank you so much for your touching, genuine, unprecedented time and compassion... the fact that you do all this for no motive other than to earnestly secure happiness is a testament you're Angels on Earth and can't thank you enough by doing so much with such elevated grace and diplomacy like few can handle"

A parent

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