Welcome to the
Hemel Hempstead Child Contact Centre

We provide a safe and friendly place on two Saturdays per month for children to
see their non-resident parent and family in a relaxed, comfortable and neutral venue.
We are based in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. 

A relationship breakdown between you and your partner need not affect your bond with your child. You still have an important part to play in the child’s life.

Children who do not have access to both parents are prone to behavioural and emotional problems. In many cases they have low self-esteem and their performance at schools can suffer as well.

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When divorced or separated, parents have difficulty in communicating well. Child Contact Centres provide a safe neutral place for children to meet the mother or father who no longer lives at home with them. We won’t take sides. We simply operate in the best interests of your child.

The Centres are equipped with your child in mind, providing toys, games and facilities that reflect the diverse needs of children affected by family breakdown.

Over four thousand volunteers and staff work in these Centres throughout the UK, and over twenty thousand children use them each year. The Centres are overseen by the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC).

Feedback from some of our families

“The Centre helped my son and his Dad bond and reconnect”

“I feel safe here”

“I like the trains and sit-on cars”

“It’s good to let sisters and brothers spend time together”

“Staff go above and beyond!” (from parent)

“I love it”

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About our service

The Hemel Hempstead Child Contact Centre offers supported contact – that means it is suitable for families where no significant risk to the child or those around the child have been identified.


Centre opening hours & location

1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month 9:00am – 1:30pm. Located at Carey Baptist Church, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1LD



The Hemel Hempstead Child Contact Centre is always interested in hearing from people who feel they can spare the time to volunteer and help us and the children and parents that we support.

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We welcome referrals made through a solicitor, CAFCASS officer, family mediator or social worker. And we also accept self-referrals, forms are provided on the website.


Contact Us

If you wish to contact us by phone, please leave your name, number and a clear, detailed message on our answer phone and our Families Co-ordinator will return your call. You can also send an email from this page.



From time to time, we publish news relating to our service in Hemel Hempstead or the services generally available through Child Contact Centres.

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