Woking Family Contact Centre offers supported contact. It is suitable for families where no significant risk has been identified to either the child/children or the parents.
The Centre is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays (but not the 5th Saturday) in the month from 2.00-4.00 pm. There is no charge except for a small contribution to the cost of refreshments and biscuits. Families may however make a donation to the Centre if they so wish. The suggested donation is £10 or £20 on the first visit only.
Both parents are normally required to attend the Centre separately for a preliminary visit by appointment. The non- resident parent attends at a prearranged time and the resident parent attends with the child/children at a different time. After these separate meetings the Centre’s coordinator or administrator will write to let both parents know whether or not there is vacancy for them.
The Centre provides a neutral and safe venue for contact between a child and a visiting parent. There is a large sitting and communal play area equipped with a variety of toys and games suitable for all ages.
There are separate entrances for resident and visiting parents. Parents do not therefore need to meet. There is a separate waiting lounge.
The Centre has been active since 1997 and was re-accredited in November 2020 for a further 3 years to 2023.
Charitable Status and Donations
Woking Family Contact Centre is an unregistered charity which is operated by Trustees and other Volunteers under the standard NACCC model constitution. It has been recognised as a charity for tax purposes by HM Revenue & Customs.
You can make a donation now by filling out the donation form which also includes a Gift Aid Declaration.
You can download the donation form here.