Promoting Positive Contact

Promoting Positive Contact is a a safe, secure place to where children of families involved in the process of separation or divorce can enjoy contact with one (or both) parents or with other family members. We are based in the city centre of Glasgow.

 

About Us

What Is A Contact Centre?







Promoting Positive Contact is a child contact centre based in the city centre of Glasgow.




In a nutshell: A place where a parent/relative can meet the child(ren) that he/she wishes to see. Contact centres are child centred and provide an impartial and independent service.

Contact centre services are available to all families regardless of creed, ethnic origin, and financial or other circumstances of disadvantage.

In accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, contact centres operate from the belief that children have a right to a relationship with both their parents.

Unless there are compelling reasons to do otherwise, contact centres exist to support the relationship between children and non-residential parents.





The Children (Scotland) Act 1995:

- Defines the relationship between parents and children in terms of parental responsibilities

- States parents who do not live with their children have a parental responsibility and right "to maintain personal relations and direct contact with the child on a regular basis."

- States parents have a duty to have regard to the views of the other parent and the views of the child concerned before making a major decision involving the child.

- The need for contact centres has arisen from the knowledge gained from research, which demonstrates that children who lose all contact with one parent or significant individual after separation or divorce are likely to experience deleterious effects.




What Can It Do For Me?


As an adult seeking contact:

The contact centre is there to provide a place where you can meet your child(ren).

As a child:

The contact centre is there to provide a place where you can meet the your non-resident parent or other significant relative or sibling.

As the resident adult:

The contact centre is there to provide a place where you can bring your child(ren) to meet their non-resident parent or other significant relative or sibling.

It is hoped that the information provided above will help make the visits to the centre by children and adults a positive experience.

Further information is contained in the guidelines issued before your first visit.

Please remember that, although volunteers do not supervise visits, they are there to offer support to both children and adults.

In addition, the adult seeking contact is responsible for their child/children during the visit ... Your child is your responsibility while using the centre