How can we help you?
Parenting shouldn’t end
when relationships do.
More than a million children have no contact with one of their parents after separation. Unfortunately this can lead to some children experiencing behavioural issues, such as anxiety, unhappiness or other physical and emotional problems.
NACCC is the only charity in the UK dedicated to helping families to resolve this problem by providing safe spaces where children can meet the parents or other family members they don’t live with. The NACCC oversees around 350 contact centres across the UK, run by a network of nearly 4,000 volunteers.
The Harpenden Child Contact Centre offers supported contact – that means it is suitable for families where no significant risks to the child or those around the child have been identified. We welcome referrals made through a solicitor, CAFCASS officer, family mediator or social worker. We also accept self-referrals from families.
Feedback from some of our families
‘’I would like to thank you and your team at Harpenden for allowing my daughter and myself to spend time there. We have made fantastic memories. Thank you also for your professionalism and duty of care’.
‘Many, many thanks for all the time and effort you volunteers put into keeping the Contact Centre going. Your efforts are appreciated.’
‘We wanted to thank all the volunteers who make it possible for the Contact Centre to exist. For my son, it was a lifeline to his own son – both of whom love each other very much.’
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Latest News from Harpenden Child Contact Centre
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Centre Open Dates for 2024 Families that are already coming to the centre can download a copy of our open dates for 2024 below. If you are a new family interested to use our centre, please see if the dates and timings would work for you. If you have any questions you...
Sue Woods RIP We are sad to mark here that another of our longstanding volunteers, Sue Woods, sadly died on the 1st November 2023. Sue had been a volunteer with us for many years, after retiring as a well-respected Family lawyer in Harpenden. HCCC and our families...
We attended the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Conference On the 7th November in Welwyn Garden City, Trustees - Alison, Shona and Janet - attended the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Conference (Through a Mother’s Eyes) run in conjunction with WGC Domestic Abuse Forum and...