In response to the Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21 NACCC is seeking an amendment to the Bill to ensure ‘all Child Contact Centres and organisations that offer facilities or services for child contact to be accredited in England and Wales.’ Our President Sir James Munby said the amendment will ensure that “every child can experience the same high level of care and safeguarding where circumstances have necessitated their involvement with the family justice system and Child Contact Centres or Services”. If adopted the proposal means all Child Contact Centres and Services will be appropriately and consistently managed and that standards and safeguarding are of a high and consistent quality across England and Wales.
The Public Bill Committee has now completed its work. The Bill is now due to have its report stage and third reading in the House of Commons before moving to the House of Lords. https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2019-21/domesticabuse.html