Mark Tami MP visits local Child Contact Centre

Child Contact Centres provide an invaluable service for children when parents separate by providing a safe environment for contact.

The National Association of Child Contact Centres operate 400 centres across the UK and has 4000 volunteers.

Mark Tami MP recently visited the local centre in Barnardo’s Cymru, Mold, to see some of the vital work Flintshire volunteers do to ensure children can meet their non-resident parent in a safe environment.

Mark Tami said; “I was informed that the UK has one of the highest rates of family breakdown in the Western world.

“The fact that just two thirds of children live with both parents and there are more than a million children who have no contact whatsoever with one parent makes the work NACCC do invaluable.

“It was really great to meet the team and see first-hand the fantastic work that they do”

NACCC this year launched the #LOSTPARENTS campaign which aims to raise awareness of the work centres do in keeping children in touch with parents.

Mark Tami is supporting the campaign. “Family breakdown affects so many of us and that is why I am very keen to support the campaign and raise awareness of the contact centres.”

For more information on the NACCC and the work that they do please visit https://naccc.org.uk/lostparents