Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Salvation Army Centre, Chalfont Close, Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 5HZ

Opening hours

Days & Times: 2nd & 4th Saturday of month 2pm to 5pm

Centre charges

No charge for service

Services available here

Supported contact


Accepts self referrals


Not For Profit

To make a referral,

Telephone: 07932 014766

Alternative: 07932 014766




Telephone: 07932 014766

Alternative: 07932 014766


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: 28/02/2024


Lower Earley Family Contact Centre has been established for 28 years and is based in the Salvation Army Church building. Lower Earley has good transport links being close to the M4 and A4 and on a local bus route direct from Reading train station. Two separate car parks are also available for parents at the centre.

The building’s decoration is clean and tidy, and toys all appeared clean, in good condition and age-appropriate for the children attending the session. Parents are encouraged to bring along activities, which adds to the toys on offer. There is a large grassed area available outside for families to use.

The centre has a detailed, bright, and inviting website with a range of information included on this for the 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 volunteer team are welcoming, knowledgeable, and friendly. Any recommended actions following the visit are now complete meaning the service meets the standards for supported contact accreditation.

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