Ballymena area are recruiting volunteers who can help with a Children’s Contact Centre.
What is a Child Contact Centre?
A Child Contact Centre is a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents, and sometimes other family members. It is a child-centred environment that puts the needs of the children first.
What is it like at a Child Contact Centre?
We aim to create a warm, comfortable atmosphere where you and your children can relax. We provide a wide range of toys and games for all ages and refreshments are on hand. The centre is run by a co-ordinator and trained volunteers who are there to help you.
Child Contact Centres offer ‘Supported’ (not Supervised) contact, and so there is no close observation of individual families, nor detailed reports written. The Centre is staffed by volunteers who are impartial, discreet and sensitive to the needs of families. Volunteers welcome families, provide refreshments and give general assistance.
Parents attending the Centre agree to abide by a clear set of rules, and are asked to leave their differences outside, for the sake of the children. (Source)
Children’s Contact Centre – Ballymena Area
Helping children re-connect with their absent parents. Volunteers need to be able to offer a few hours each month. By helping to prepare the centre and supporting the families, you can help make a difference to a child’s life. You will get full training and support.
The next date of training is 30th July in High Kirk Presbyterian Church in Ballymena. Please contact Nicola on 07944325868 for more information about the Ballymena Children’s Contact Centre