Bringing families together – for a while

Chesterfield Child Contact Centre

Rosie Gilligan visits a new-look centre in Chesterfield where a father, or mother, can meet the children they haven’t seen for months, or even longer.

THE STATISTICS ARE SHOCKING: an estimated one million children in the UK are growing up without any meaningful contact with their fathers, and 92 per cent of lone-parent households are headed by mothers. Whatever the causes of family breakdown, the Chesterfield Child Contact Centre aims to provide a safe and friendly environment where children can have contact with parents they haven’t seen, perhaps for months, or even longer…