30 years of the Child Contact Centre

Happy birthday to our Child Contact Centre!

Thirty years ago this weekend, one of our members (a local J.P.) opened up the church halls to provide a safe space for children to keep in touch with parents following separation. Originally know as the “Access Centre” this idea so clearly filled a need, other centres were opened and, from this acorn, grew the National Association of Child Contact Centres, which now numbers about 350 centres across the country.

This was their birthday cake today, where it all began.

Contact Centre 30th Birthday Cake

Contact Centre 30th Birthday Cake

The Contact Centre will have a more significant celebration later in the year.