Cuts threaten child contact centres. They are a lifeline for separated families | Natalie Bloomer
Safe meeting places for parents and children to rebuild fractured relationships face closure as councils axe funding
When Richard Brown, 28, walked into a child contact centre for the first time he was terrified. Six months had passed since he had last seen his daughter and he was unsure what to expect. After a difficult breakup with his partner, a family court judge ruled he was only allowed to see his one-year-old child, under supervision, once every fortnight.
“I had so many emotions, but mostly I was scared. Six months is a long time in the life of a baby and I …read more