“It’s about listening to young people and supporting them to maintain contact with both parents in a safe and controlled environment.”

CANW’s Pro-Contact offers a safe, friendly and neutral place where children and young people can spend time with both parents after a seperation. It may be that there has been a long gap in contact and reintroductions need to be made, a court has requested an assessment of contact, or it may have been determined that a child or young person could be at risk of harm if contact occurs unsupervised.

The children and young people are at the core of what we do and Pro-Contact encourages and supports parents to focus on communication, parenting plans and childcare arrangements through parenting support sessions, using these to protect the child or young person from conflict.

We help to safeguard children and young people to ensure their needs come first. Our team of specialists works with families to find an arrangement that balances the benefit of contact with any risk of harm.

Our work is flexible and accommodating to work and school life with sessions available Saturdays and evenings.

Sorting out the practicalities of separation can feel overwhelming when you’re separated, splitting up or divorcing, especially if you have children. CANW’s (Pro contact service can offer you advice and support on mediation.

If you would like further information about our services please call 0161 743 3670.

You and your family can get support to help you through separation or divorce, eg:

  • Family mediation
  • Help with planning
  • Training to manage conflict (Separated Parents Information Programme)

For additional resources visit: https://www.gov.uk/family-separation-support

For further information click on the services Pro-Contact offers below:

Supported Contact / Assisted Contact / Supervised Contact / Indirect Contact / Identity & Life Story Work / Art Therapy / Counselling / Professional Training / Parenting Apart

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