Venue details

Address (not for correspondence):
Headingley Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HZ

Opening hours

Days & Times: Alternate Saturdays 10am to 12pm

Centre charges

Referral fee payment

Services available here

Supported contact

Handover

Accepts self referrals

Accredited

Virtual Contact (Supported)

Not For Profit

To make a referral,
contact:

Address: Vineyard House, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HN

Telephone: 07435 788837 - Manager

Email: childcontactcentre@thevineleeds.org

Contact

Website: www.thevineleeds.org/

Telephone: 07435 788837 - Manager

Email: childcontactcentre@thevineleeds.org

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: 15/06/2021

Summary:

The Contact Centre is part of the Vine Charity which exists to serve the people of Leeds and the surrounding area.   This is a project of the Headingley Methodist Church, and the vision is a vibrant, thriving city where the people with whom they work fulfil their personal, social, economic and spiritual potential.

There is an active board of Trustees most of whom have bene involved with the centre for some time. The Centre manager was formerly the Deputy manager for about 8 years until the former manager retired in March 2021. The Contact Centre has been providing contact services for about 10 years and operates every second Saturday morning in the Headingley area of Leeds. It has an excellent website which includes audio testimonials about the service.

Headingley is a popular diverse suburb 2 miles north of Leeds City centre near the university and several sporting facilities. The Contact centre’s location in the Methodist Church is clearly visible with a large sign which is put outside the centre on Contact days. There is roadside car parking available near the centre and buses stop nearby. It is also near a large shopping centre with cafes etc. Toilet facilities are available and disabled toilets. The centre has disabled access and access for prams and buggies.  There are baby changing facilities. The Centre makes no charge apart from refreshments.

On the day of my visit the centre was easy to find, and the manager and team of volunteers were there from 8;30am onwards, they worked hard to set up the Contact room from scratch including two separate tented pods for the families who were expected. The manager, was welcoming and organised; the volunteers all seemed to know what they were doing and were happy to chat to me. The manager also promptly supplied outstanding information following my visit and was receptive to the small number of changes needed.

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