Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Shrewsbury URC, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7BJ

Opening hours

Days & Times: Saturdays every 2 weeks - 2pm to 4pm

Centre charges

£50 referral charge

Services available here

Supported contact


Accepts self referrals


Not For Profit

To make a referral,

Address: Ryton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7LZ

Telephone: 01743 718052

Alternative: 07762 641778




Telephone: 01743 718052

Alternative: 07762 641778


Notes from this centre

No correspondence to venue address. Referrals by email please.

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: 29/03/2021


Shrewsbury Child Contact Centre has been open for well over twenty years and was originally one of those run by the WRVS. When that organisation gave up in 2003 it became a registered charity together with the two other Shropshire centres in Oswestry and Wellington.

The Centre operates from the hall of the United Reformed Church near the English Bridge but is independent of it and does not run any other services. It is open on alternate Saturday afternoons and has been able to operate during the pandemic.

Shrewsbury is a large market town and the county town of Shropshire, England. The town is situated on the River Severn, 150 miles (240 km) north-west of London. The town centre has a largely unspoilt medieval street plan and over 660 listed buildings. 9 miles (14 km) east of the Welsh border, Shrewsbury serves as the commercial centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales, with a retail output of over £299 million per year and light industry and distribution centres, such as Battlefield Enterprise Park, on the outskirts. The town is the location of the town and county councils, and a number of retail complexes, both in and out of the town centre, and these provide significant employment. Four in five jobs in the town are in the service industry. Within this sector, the largest employers are the administration and distribution sectors, which includes retail, food and accommodation

The 2011 census recorded a population of 71,715 which is predominantly White and Christian.

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