Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
St Gabriel's Church, Tewkesbury Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9DU

Opening hours

Days & Times: 1st & 3rd Saturdays 2pm to 4pm

Centre charges

£20 for referral. No charge for contact sessions.

Services available here

Supported contact


Accepts self referrals


Not For Profit

To make a referral,

Telephone: 07712 520568



Telephone: 07712 520568


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: 17/09/2022


The centre is located in Popley a suburb of Basingstoke. Contact sessions are run out of St Gabriel’s Church in the church hall. The Hall is on the ground floor so suitable for clients or children with disabilities.

This is a centre that offers a safe and secure place for contact. Families are well looked after. The centre has a range of procedures in place to support children and their families. Those that use the centre know what the service will provide and what is expected from them in return.  

The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and caring. Staff communicate very well with each other and risks are monitored and measured.

This is a very child-centred organisation. The centre was clean and tidy and the range of toys and resources are excellent and in good repair. A excellent selection of equipment available for all ages, including art and craft materials, a variety of books, construction toys and board games. The toys and games are regularly reviewed, cleaned and checked for missing pieces or damage. A good size hall is offered to families for contact sessions.

There is also a kitchen hatch where refreshments are made available and an outdoor grassed area for outdoor play.

Toilets are off the contact hall in an excellent state of  cleanliness. Male, female and a disabled with baby changing facilities located on ground floor.

On entering the centre the assessor found it very inviting, bright and a good standard of cleanliness. Throughout the reaccreditation process all involved in the centre were professional in their manner. All who volunteer at the centre are very dedicated to their roles and support all who attend the centre. They have in place clear procedures so it reduces minimum risk for all that attend.

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