The Children Contact Centre in Antrim, Ballymena & Larne require volunteers in order to run the services.
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 need of the children first. In today’s society, 1 in 3 relationships/marriages in the UK end in separation/divorce.
It has been estimated that 100,000 children per year in the UK lose contact with a parent during a family break-up.
Child Contact Centres were set up to facilitate contact between a child and those parents, or significant others, with whom they no longer live. It can be hard for children and parents to keep in touch during this emotionally difficult time.
Research tells us that children benefit from meaningful and safe contact with both parents and this assists them in dealing with the emotional and psychological effects of separation and loss.
The Children’s Contact Centres are recruiting new volunteers. Could you give us 2 hours a month to help children in the Antrim Area?
Next Volunteer Training is held on 7th October 2017 from 1030-1.00. If you woudl be interested please contact Nicola on 07944325868 for further information or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow the work of the Children’s Contact Centres here. Thanks you to all the volunteers who give their time to help the Children’s Contact Centre provide their service.