We NEED your help! Since the start of 2017, two of the 4 Supported Child Contact Centres in Birmingham have closed, and in 2016 across the country, of the nearly 400 such centres 46 closed. In every case, lack of funds was a significant factor. Many Centre users are unable to afford to pay fees. Hall Green (and Smith's Wood) Child Contact Centre(s) receive(s) about 1/7th of its (their) running costs from the public purse, the remainder is found through grants, donations and fundraising. We at our Hall Green Centre in Birmingham and at our other Smithâ€™s Wood Centre at Chelmsley Wood and our friends at the Solihull Child Contact will do our best to cope with the increasing workload caused by closures The Centres are, for many, an invaluable lifeline at a time of crisis in their lives and sometimes the last chance before a family totally disintegrates. Please let families continue to be able to USE us Please consider using our Donation buttons on both our websites, or families and referrers may LOSE us! Dennis DIXON - Coordinator 17th February 2017
Welcome to Hall Green Child Contact Centre, which offers a safe and friendly short term meeting venue for a child to maintain contact with an absent parent, and sometimes other relatives following the break-up of a marriage or similar relationship.
We are open every Saturday afternoon between 2â€“4pm.
We are located in the main hall of the Church of the Ascension, School Road near to the junction with Fox Hollies Rd, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8JQ
Hall Green Child Contact Centre has registered as a company and it achieved charitable status in August 2012. We are made up of volunteers mainly from 8 churches but also from other multi-cultural sources in the local area. The Contact Centre is based in one of the halls of The Church of The Ascension, Hall Green on the boundaries of Birmingham and Solihull.
We strongly believe that after family separations and divorce children greatly benefit from the love and support of both parents. The Contact Centre is a place that helps facilitate relationships with the non-resident parent and their child or children.
Referrals are accepted from Family Courts, The Child and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS), Solicitors and Family Mediators. There is also an increasing trend towards self-referrals.
We are accredited by the National Association of Contact Centres (NACCC), which has 350 such accredited centres in the UK serving the needs of some 17,000 children annually.
We provide â€˜Supported Contactâ€™ for families without any history of abuse. This means we do not supervise contact on a one to one basis, nor do we write reports about the quality of contact, or make recommendations about future arrangements. We provide a safe, friendly and neutral environment where non-resident parents can see their children on a regular basis until more permanent arrangements are agreed.