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Child Contact Interventions

Child Contact Interventions (CCIs) are short-term interventions of supervised contact to help progress appropriate Child Arrangement contact.

Their purpose is to help adults and children establish safe and supportive contact when this may be difficult to do without support. 

Referral by Cafcass to a CCI

The Cafcass Officer will make a CCI referral when the child should be spending time with a parent or adult, but that beneficial contact is proving difficult to progress.

CCIs can be considered in cases where:

  • parental conflict is intractable and needs positive practical reframing
  • contact has lapsed and needs support to re-establish
  • there are risk issues which need to be further assessed.

The focus of CCIs is to provide a positive contact experience for the child and allow for them to develop ongoing and positive contact in the future.

CCIs are funded by Cafcass and delivered by the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) accredited partner organisations.