Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
c/o The Rowans Family Centre, 13A Moorfoot, Fullers Slade, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK11 2BD

Opening hours

Days & Times: Alternate Saturdays between 10:30am and 1pm

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Not For Profit

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: 01/10/2022

Summary:

Having perceived a need, Milton Keynes Children’s Contact Centre was opened about 20 years ago, in different premises.  It has been in its present building, The Rowan Family Centre, which is part of the local authority for about 10 years. It is a small not for profit organisation run entirely by a small group of volunteers.

The premises are lovely, clean and well maintained by the local authority. Furnishings are colourful and comfortable, and there is a small  outside area for use in warmer weather with a slide and playhouse. The building is secure and easily accessible.

Two contact areas provide plenty of space for play, with a quieter room available should this be necessary. The toilet facilities, including  small  size toilets and a disabled toilet which are immaculate. A small secure kitchen provides refreshments for the families.

The centre has a good selection of toys, games and books, displayed attractively, along with drawing equipment, all were in good condition.

Milton Keynes Children’s Contact Centre provides good quality contact in a safe and very pleasant setting. The team are committed, experienced in managing the day to day running of the centre, and demonstrate sensitivity and a really  sound grasp of what makes a good contact session. They see their role as facilitating contact to the point where parents can make their own arrangements and work hard to encourage this.

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