The Contact Zone
The Contact Zone - Child Contact Centre provides a safe, friendly, neutral environment where children of separated parents can maintain valuable contact with a parent or members of their family that they no longer live with, without fear of conflict.
It is supported by two highly-trained members of staff and a number of trained volunteers who work on a rota basis. All staff and volunteers have passed Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
The centre is open every Saturday morning, offering play sessions, games, arts and crafts in a fun environment for parents and their loved ones. Often numerous families attend simultaneously due to the demand and during 2016 it was such that waiting lists were administered.
Families that attend the centre are referred by the court or they refer themselves due to issues that have arisen from conflict after a relationship breakdown. Parents require a safe place for children to meet parents or family members without fear of conflict and with support. Contact normally takes place until a resolution through court, mediation or discussion can be found.
The Centre is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and operates out of Nolton Church Hal, Merthyr Mawr Road North in Bridgend Town Centre.