Communicare offering new service to help deal with family break-up

Communicare chief executive Melissa Perry.
Communicare chief executive Melissa Perry.

COMMUNICARE now offers a new service to help children and parents following a family break-up.

The Children’s Contact Service provides a safe and supportive environment for children to move between their parents, and start or maintain a relationship with a parent they do not live with.

The service offers a children’s centre with interactive toys, games and equipment, and a changeover service to help children move with supervision between their separated parents.

The Children’s Contact Service has been established in Cannington.

Communicare chief executive Melissa Perry said the service delivered a several benefits.

β€œIt ensures that children are able to remain connected with both parents after a period of limited or no contact, and helps parents and kids alike build relationships in a safe, fun and positive environment,” she said.

Staff are able refer families to other services, if required, including counselling, parenting services and children’s groups.

The CCS is designed to help separated families who are concerned about the impact that arguments and stressful behaviours may be having on their children.

For more information, visit communicare.org.au.