Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Christ Church Hall, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1AA

Opening hours

Days & Times: 2nd & 4th Saturday of month 10.30am to 12.30pm

Centre charges

£75 for 12 sessions

Services available here

Supported contact


Accepts self referrals


To make a referral,

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

Telephone: 07587 552713



Telephone: 07587 552713


Notes from this centre

COVID-19 UPDATE:Centre is open for contact (updated 01.10.20) Office open 1-6pm Tues-Thurs

Accreditation Summary

Date: 31/05/2021


Southport Child Contact Centre is long-established and well-run with a very experienced Coordinator. There is also a Support manager who manages fundraising etc. 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 good facilities for disabled people. 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.

The Centre is open fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning in the month. It can usually accommodate 6 families at a time and there is a waiting list now because of covid and a high demand from CAFCASS with families attending for longer than the usual 12 sessions because of delays in the Family Court.

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 that deserves to be reaccredited.

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