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Supporting children of separated families

Members of SI Rossendale help to run the East Lancashire Child Contact Centre.

Child contact centres are neutral places where children of separated families can enjoy contact with their non-resident parents and sometimes other family members, in a comfortable and safe environment.

SI Rossendale members help to provide supported contact where there are facilities to enable children to develop and maintain positive relationships with non-resident parents and other family members.

This role requires that we are impartial, caring, tolerant, sensitive, flexible, discreet and reliable. We must always put children’s needs first and not take sides with either parent or any other adults involved in the contact. 

Our Club Member Carol who volunteers at the Contact Centre said “I find the time I spend at the Contact Centre very rewarding. The Contact Centre facility would not operate without volunteers. Children’s life experiences are precious and if they are to grow to be rounded, caring people they should be given ever opportunity”.