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Contact Centre
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What is a Child Contact Centre?

If you are finding it difficult to agree on contact arrangements, we may be able to help.

YMCA Bournemouth offer a child-centred environment that provides toys, games and facilities that reflect the diverse needs of children and young people affected by family breakdown.

A relationship between you and your partner should not affect your bond with your child. You still have an important part to play in the child’s life. Around 90% of a Contact Centre’s client-base are fathers (NFM, 2017).

Children who do not have access to both parents can be prone to experiencing behavioural and emotional problems. Who would want that for their children?

Finding a place that allows the parent without everyday care of their child(ren) can sometimes be hard. Our child contact centres can provide such a place. Our contact centres are set up for the benefit of the children.

“Children do best when they have contact with both parents” – This is recognised in Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that a child has the right to maintain contact with both parents in the event of separation, unless this is incompatible with the child’s best interests.

For more information contact 01202 434310 or confidential & secure email CCC@ymcabournemouth.org.uk

Click here for a PDF version of the form.

Additional Information

YMCA Bournemouth are accredited by the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC)

The service remains aware of and responds to the needs of adults and children with impairments

   

Click here for advice and guidance for separating families 

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