All Child Contact Centres in Northern Ireland are members of the Northern Ireland Network of Child Contact Centres.
They are staffed typically by part-time employed coordinators and unpaid volunteers who are vetted and trained in providing an impartial and confidential approach at all times.
Child Contact Centres are housed in a range of different settings from freely provided facilities (often churches) to rented accommodations. There are 16 main centres in Northern Ireland with facilities provided in a total of 23 locations.
NICCC promotes the following values
To ensure the best interest of the children and families involved in contact, the NINCCC works in partnership with:
- Court services
- Social services
- Parents Advice centres
- Others relevant agencies
At all times centre staff and volunteers maintain impartiality and confidentiality unless a child, or anyone else at the Child Contact Centre, is felt to be at risk.