The Long Eaton Child Contact Centre is a meeting place for children of separated families to safely enjoy contact with one or both parents and sometimes other family members. The group was set up in 1996 by a group of volunteers, many of whom are still active in running the centre and was an initiative of the LECF (Long Eaton Churches Fellowship) to generate more involvement in the community, especially with those often overlooked or unable to find help in this difficult social area. It is affiliated to the National Association of Child Contact Centres.
The child referrals come to the centre via a solicitor acting for the courts and set out below is some operational information about the centre.
Normally have up to 12 families on its books with possibly 3 or 4 on a waiting list (between 3 and 6 families use the centre every Saturday afternoon).
Managed by a 9-person committee backed by 12 volunteers (which include most of the committee).