Regulation of child contact centre services

Closes 12 Jul 2021

Opened 22 Mar 2021


Child contact centres can play an important role in allowing a child to have a relationship with a parent. Child contact centres are safe venues for conflict-free contact between children, parents, and other people in the child’s life.

The Children (Scotland) Act 2020 gives the Scottish Ministers the power to regulate child contact centres.

This consultation seeks views on various aspects of what regulation would look like.

Why we are consulting

We are seeking views from a range of individuals including children and young people which will inform the development of the regulation of child contact centres.

Read the consultation paper. 

Give us your views


  • Children and Families
  • Law and Order