Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
South Bristol Christian Centre, Churchlands Road, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 3PW

Opening hours

Days & Times: Saturdays weekly (except 5th) 2pm to 4pm

Centre charges

No charge for service

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Address: South Bristol Christian Centre, Churchlands Road, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 3PW

Telephone: 0117 329 3957

Email: sbccc@talktalk.net

Contact

Telephone: 0117 329 3957

Email: sbccc@talktalk.net

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: 06/09/2021

Summary:

South Bristol Contact Centre is situated in the Bedminster area of South Bristol served by local rail and bus services. The front of the building has signage pertaining to the church but nothing stating that it is being used for a contact centre, which maintains anonymity. There is one step but alternative access around the back of the building if this is problematic. Parking is available outside of the building.

The centre has a cosy and inviting waiting room for resident parents who are also offered a hot drink. There is a kitchen area which is clean and tidy and used only by staff to make refreshments. The contact room is well resourced with a range of toys and resources for different aged children with seating for both parents and children. Non-resident parents are encouraged to select activities and resources for their child. The toys are cleaned regularly, between sessions. Bathrooms are clean and hygienic and resourced with a baby change table.

The centre is run by a part time co-ordinator managing a team of volunteers. At the time of the visit the centre was in need of volunteers and was working on a recruitment drive so that they could continue offering weekly sessions. The co-ordinator gets to know the families that come to the centre and is aware of the risks involved with some situations. Parents are treated equally and the co-ordinator tries to ensure the smooth transition between contact sessions. Separate exits/entrances can be used if necessary to avoid contact and possible conflict. The centre does not charge parents for the use of the centre with sources of funding coming from grants and donations. The tuck shop generates a small amount of funds too when it is open (at the time of the report it was closed due to Covid restrictions).

The paperwork for this centre is up to date and correctly completed. Health and safety is well maintained and risk assessments are completed. The co-ordinator has been in post for a while and is well experienced with supporting the parents and children that use the centre.

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