About Buzz Child Contact Centre
Buzz are delighted to be taking over St Andrews Child Contact Centre. The centre first opened its doors in 1995 when Sheila Dunstan and Margaret Fall of St Andrews URC went to Silverdale jumble sale and bought a car full of toys with money donated in memory of Sheila’s mum and a donation of £100 from Bill Mcdonald of Radio Hallam fame. St Andrews church kindly donated the use of the rooms. It remains to this day a free service thanks to the generosity of its volunteers and the much valued funders who support the organisation financially.
Meet your Coordinators!
You can contact Paula and Laura on 07905 417228 or email email@example.com.
Buzz CCC is a ‘supported’ not a supervised contact centre. This means it is suitable for families who need a neutral space where there are facilities to enable children to develop and maintain positive relationships with non-resident parents and other family members.
Apart from attendance dates and times, no detailed report will be made to a referrer: CAFCASS officer, solicitor or court, unless risk of harm becomes apparent to the child, parent or centre worker.
Several families will be together in the various rooms and staff and volunteers are available for assistance but there is no close observation, monitoring or evaluation of individual contacts and conversations.
Contact takes place in designated rooms at St Andrews, close to the centre of Sheffield.
– A large hall with toys and games
– A separate room for resident parents to sit in (if required).
– Snack bar with light refreshments at reasonable prices.
– A smaller room for quieter activities leading to a small, safe outdoor play area.
We have loads of great toys, games and equipment for all ages and we are led by the needs of the families attending, so if you know you and your child enjoyed table football one week, make sure you tell us via the ‘What I enjoyed’ form and we’ll get it out again next time you come! If you fill in the ‘What I would like to do next time’ form it will help us set up activities we know you and your child will enjoy.
Making a Referral
A referral can be made by a solicitor, CAFCASS officer, social worker or family mediation service. We also accept self referral. For more information on making a self referral please call the Coordinator on 07905 417228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note for referrers: See our guide for referrers here. When making a referral, please remember Buzz CCC is a ‘supported’ child contact centre, with up to 8 families attending during a session. Buzz Child Contact Centre would not be a suitable venue for families with current issues of domestic violence, child abuse or danger of abduction. It’s always best to contact Paula or Laura (our coordinators) directly before submitting the forms (see below).
How to make a referral
Download referral forms here:
or text (with email address or home address) the Coordinator on 07905 417228 to request copies of the referral forms.
Referral forms should be completed and sent to the Coordinator as detailed below, at least three weeks in advance of the proposed contact.
Copies of court orders and injunctions must be enclosed.
Once both referral forms and any relevant court documents have been received, they will be considered in the light of the family’s situation and space at the centre. The Centre operates a waiting list.
Once all the referral documents have been received you will be notified whether the family is being offered a place at the Centre, and the family’s place on the waiting list.
On receiving your referral form, we will invite you to a pre-visit (separately) where you will receive a leaflet with information regarding the Contact Centre.
If you would like an information leaflet sooner, please contact us and we will send you one.
Sending Referral Forms to BCCC
Completed Referral Forms must be emailed or posted to the Coordinator at:
St Andrews Hall
Upper Hanover Street
In addition, hard copies of court orders and injunctions must be sent to the following address:
St Andrews Hall
Upper Hanover Street
How often is the centre open?
The centre is open every fortnight on a Saturday for two sessions.
Morning: 9.30am till 11.30am
Afternoon: 12.30pm till 2.30pm
- Saturday 13th May
- Saturday 27th May
- Saturday 10th June
- Saturday 24th June
- Saturday 8th July
- Saturday 22nd July
- Saturday 5th August
- Saturday 19th August
- Saturday 2nd September
- Saturday 16th September
- Saturday 30th September
- Saturday 14th October
- Saturday 28th October
- Saturday 11th November
- Saturday 25th November
- Saturday 9th December
- Saturday 23rd December
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For further information
Please contact the Coordinator on: 07905 417228
Frequently asked questions
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