Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Bardsley Methodist Church, Keb Lane, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 2TE

Opening hours

Days & Times: 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 2pm to 4pm

Centre charges

£90 for 12 sessions

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Address: Child and Family Connect, PO Box 319, Ormskirk, L40 9WB

Telephone: 07587 552713

Email: childandfamilyconnect@yahoo.com

Contact

Telephone: 07587 552713

Email: childandfamilyconnect@yahoo.com

Notes from this centre

Office open 1-6pm Tues-Thurs

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: 31/05/2021

Summary:

Oldham Child Contact Centre is long-established and well-run with an experienced Coordinator who also has some general responsibilities for all five Child and Family Connect Centres. There is also a Referral manager who manages all the Centres’ referrals and is responsible for training the volunteers. There is a small but efficient group of Trustees who manage this centre and the four others of the Child and Family Connect charity.

The premises are suitable with suitable access for disabled people though no toilet for them. All the necessary Policies and procedures are in place. Referral information is comprehensive and available on the website. Records are maintained in line with NACCC requirements and confidentiality, and privacy maintained.

Volunteer numbers are low now, but it is hoped to recruit more soon to ensure adequate staffing levels are always possible.

The Centre normally opens fortnightly on a Saturday afternoon and can usually accommodate 4/5 families at a time.

Families are well-managed with comprehensive pre-contact discussions which are currently done by phone rather than face-to-face. Staggered arrivals and departures help to manage any risks from parents meeting. Families are bringing their own toys now and the kitchen and waiting area are not in use.

Feedback forms are distributed though not always returned but those that are, are positive and there have been no complaints recently.

Overall, this is an efficiently run centre.

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