07592 701091 or 07775 158808 info@southernhayccc.co.uk

Exeter Southernhay Child Contact Centre

"Staying in contact"


Welcome to the Exeter Southernhay Child Contact Centre

We offer a safe, friendly place for parents and children who live apart to spend time together.


The Southernhay Child Contact Centre is in the centre of Exeter very close to the Bus Station and bus stops in the High Street and a short walk from Exeter Central Station. It is a meeting place where children can enjoy the company of adults from whom they are separated.

What is it like?

We aim to create a warm, sociable atmosphere where your children can relax and enjoy themselves. Our Centre has a variety of games, toys and books for children of all ages.

  • We offer a free service
  • We open once a fortnight on a Saturday
  • We do not provide supervised contact – but provide support and enable parents to use our services without having to meet each other – for more detailed information about different types of child contact centres see the link below to the NACCC
  •  We offer a maximum of 2 hours contact in the centre
  • Or a handover service where, if agreed, children can be taken out of the centre by the non-resident parent for a maximum of  5 hours.
  • As an impartial service run by volunteers we are unable to provide reports to the courts, social services or solicitors – apart from times/dates of attendance.

Over four thousand volunteers and staff work in these Centres throughout the UK, and over twenty thousand children use them each year. The Centres are overseen by the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC).

Explore our website

Learn about our centre

If you are either an existing user or are considering using our services you can find information about the services we provide here:
About us

For Referrers

If you would like more information on the referral process please follow this link:
Referrals and Referrers

Contact Us

If you would like more information on how to contact us or find our meeting location please follow this link:
Contact Us

Find out about the NACCC

The Worcester Child Contact Centre is part of the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC). find out more about the

Policy & FAQ

Find out about our policy for the contact centre, and FAQs. Visit Policy and FAQ

For Volunteers

Can you help us? We are always looking for volunteers to help to run the centre. Find out what is involved. Visit Volunteering

Useful Links

This page has some useful websites with information supporting all aspects of separation. Visit Useful Links


From time to time we will make announcements on this page. Check from time to time to see what is going on. VIsit News

‘Seeing my children would not otherwise be possible;  you make such a huge impact on our lives and the children love it!  It’s been great seeing my four children on a regular basis in a warm & friendly environment.’  (from a non-resident parent using Southernhay Child Contact Centre)

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