What is the Children’s Contact Service?
The Children’s Contact Service provides safe, secure and
In separated families, for a child to spend time with a parent that they do not live involves the child being ‘handed over’ or ‘handed back’ between the care of one parent to another. In some
To alleviate conflict and assist parents that would prefer not to meet face-to-face, a Children’s Contact Service has staff who will facilitate or supervise the changeover with parents, making use of separate entrances, separate waiting areas and separate arrival times. This allows families to safely exchange the child, without the need for parents to come into contact with one another.
Supervised visits may be requested for a number of reasons, ranging from the re-establishment of a relationship following a period of no contact, through to child safety concerns.
When the time spent between a parent and child needs to be monitored and conducted in a safe, controlled environment, the Children’s Contact Service is able to oversee visitation between a parent and child through the use of the centre’s
The visiting environment caters well for active, young children, with plenty of
Who is the Children’s Contact Service for?
The service is designed to assist separated families who are concerned about the impact that ongoing arguments and stressful behaviours may be having on their children.
To arrange for either supervised visits or facilitated changeover both parents must phone their nearest service and organise an appointment. Both parents will be individually interviewed in order to complete an intake assessment form. Specific matters of concern can be discussed at the interview. Once an agreement is reached and all information collated including copies of current court orders and other relevant reports, the service will commence.
|Address:||St John’s Anglicare Centre, 44 Collie St, Albany 6331|
|Phone:||(08) 9720 9200|
|Address:||Hudson Road Family Centre, 95 Hudson Road, Withers WA 6230|
|Phone:||1300 11 44 46|
|Address:||Geoffrey Sambell Centre, 23 Adelaide Tce, East Perth 6004|
|Phone:||(08) 9301 8500|
|Address:||Sanori House, Suite 4, First Floor/126 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup 6027|