Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
The Gathering Space, Highland Court Farm, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5HN

Opening hours

Days & Times: Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm. Sat 9.30am - 4.30pm. Sun 9.30am-2pm. Closed Bank Holidays

Centre charges

Details available on request.

Services available here

Supported contact

Supervised contact

Supervised contact assessment

Escorted contact

Accepts self referrals

Enhanced Accredited

Virtual Contact (Supported)

Virtual Contact (Supervised)

To make a referral,

Address: The Gathering Space, Highland Court Farm, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5HN

Telephone: 01227 370808




Telephone: 01227 370808


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: 16/08/2021


NB: Please note that the summary below is regarding the venue previously occupied by Pilgrims Corner Contact Service. The photos below show the new venue in Canterbury.

Pilgrims Corner Contact Centre is situated in Herne Bay, Kent and has good transport links with a local train station and bus route. The centre is about twenty-minutes walk from the beach which is useful as a location for community sessions. The centre has a small waiting area/meeting room where pre-visits with parents are conducted and a kitchen/dining area which families are welcome to make use of. Staggered arrivals for family members are in place and the front door is locked to the outside allowing staff to see attendees before allowing entrance to the building. The centre is accessible to those with additional needs being on the ground floor with no steps in or out of the building. The centre has met the required standards for enhanced accreditation.

Photos from this centre

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