Familes Forward

Who are we?

Families Forward are dedicated to helping parents and children cope with the aftermath of separation and divorce. Our expert team of social workers and experienced project workers have many years experience in helping children maintain their relationship with the parent or relative who does not live with them.

All our staff are trained in working with parents and keeping them and their children safe. They are highly skilled in helping parents overcome their difficulties and anxieties and helping them help their children through a very difficult period in their lives.

What do we do?

We offer a range of services to families undergoing stress or experiencing breakdown. Our main service is helping children to cope with the impact of family breakdown, caused by their parents’ separation or divorce, and we offer a range of services to enable children to have contact with a parent in a neutral and relaxed environment. For more information please click the link below.

Where are we?

Families Forward have centres in Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford. The links below have maps and contact details for each centre:

Who can I speak to?

Our main office is our Leeds Centre, which is open as follows:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday – 9.00 am-6.00 pm
  • Wednesday – 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Thursday – 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Friday – closed
  • Alternate Saturdays – 9.00am-4.30pm

All enquiries should be directed to our Leeds Centre on 0113 235 9322, or familiesforward@btconnect.com.  Our telephone is answered from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  At all other times, please leave a message.

Please note all our staff are part-time and are not available everyday.  Please see the link for your Centre for staff availability.



Contact - National Association of Child Contact Centres

Families Forward is an enhanced accredited member of the National Association of Child Contact Centres

  • The majority of people who have attended are happy they came and say that they felt it was helpful. Here are some quotes from people who have previously attended the course:

    I found the atmosphere at Families Forward warm and welcoming. All the staff worked sensitively and helped contact move on to where me and my ex partner have put our differences aside and we know make our own arrangements for contact. I recommend Families Forward to any parent who finds it difficult to see their children no matter how hard it may seem.

    The biggest thank you ever for everything that you have done. You knew what to sat ay the right time. I have been guided and kept sane at times and learnt to take focus. You are all a credit to the Centre.

    The service is amazing and I can’t tell you how much it helped me. Only wish you had a greater influence in Court

    I was very happy with Families Forward. My worker was great with my child