(07) 4638 0035
228 Ruthven St, Toowoomba QLD 4350

History


The Toowoomba Children's Contact Centre was established in 1989 when the Co-ordinator of the Toowoomba Community Legal Service identified a need particularly evident in the domestic violence cases, for an “access handover service” where access visits for non-residential parents and their child/ren could be arranged in a safe and neutral environment.

Access handovers operated from the Toowoomba Community Legal Service premises until the Access Centre was established as a separate organisation in 1994.  The Toowoomba Community Access Association became an incorporated body on 28.2.94 under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.  The Association now operates the Centre under the trading name Toowoomba Children’s Contact Centre (TCCC).

The primary service provided by the Centre is the facilitation of changeovers and a place for supervised contact visits.  Its focus is the care and safety of children, affording them the opportunity to maintain contact with both parents who are often subject to Domestic Violence Protection Orders or Family Court Orders. The Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services funded the TCCC on the 01/10/00. This Centre continues to be funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs as well as operating a fee for service program for the Department of Child Safety.

After many years operating out of the East Creek Neighbourhood Centre as of September 2005 this Centre is now located at 228 Ruthven Street and opens seven days a week.