Child Contact Centres
Our Child Contact Centres are neutral venues where children who no longer live with one parent can meet in a safe, child friendly environment. Our Centres are staffed by fully trained, paid workers.
Child contact centres can help to bridge the awkwardness that a child may experience when seeing a parent for the first time when there has been a lengthy gap in parental contact. Being in a centre can help to make the situation feel more normal for the child as they see other children meeting up with a parent whom they do not live with.
Our Child Contact Centres are located in Woodside Place in Glasgow, Grange Street in Kilmarnock and Riverside Church in Ayr.
There is a cost for this service of £30 per parent, per session.
This is a specialist, more formal service that typically takes place when there is an Interlocutor (Court Order) issued by a Sheriff, which specifies how often and for how long supervised contact will take place.
We provide a detailed report of the Supervised contact to the Court.
Two specially trained Child Contact Centre workers supervise the contact on the day.
- One is in the room at all times to observe, listen to, and take notes of the interaction between the parent and child.
- These notes form the basis of the report provided to the Sheriff.
- The other worker remains outside the room and is available for the duration of the contact
- The payment for Supervised Contact is typically arranged by the Court.
Where judged appropriate, private arrangements for Supervised Contact can be offered on an individual case by case basis.
Which services do we provide?
Family Mediation West of Scotland provide the following services and are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm for appointments only. If you would like to book an appointment, have a service related enquiry or seek general information, contact us at one of the following centres: Glasgow Centre on 0141 332 2731 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Kilmarnock Centre on 01563 572 429 or email: email@example.com
All enquiries are treated with complete privacy and confidentiality.