Regulation of child contact centre services

Closed 12 Jul 2021

Opened 22 Mar 2021

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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 your views matter

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. 

What happens next

Consultation responses will be analysed and then will be used to inform the next steps in the regulation of child contact centres.


  • Children and Families
  • Law and Order