Who are we?

Familes Forward

Who are we?

Families Forward are dedicated to helping parents and children cope with the aftermath of separation and divorce. Our experienced team of social workers and project workers have worked for many years to help 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 spend family time with a parent in a neutral and relaxed environment. For more information please click the link below.

Where are we?

Families Forward is based in Leeds only. Please follow the link for the map for our Centres

Who can I speak to?

Our admin days, when staff are in the office and are able to take enquiries are:

  • Leeds (Wednesday/Thursday (10.00 am – 2.00 pm)

All enquiries should be directed to our Leeds Centre on office@familiesforward.org.uk, or by using the contact button on this website.  Please leave a message with your telephone number and email address and we will respond as soon as possible.

Please note all our staff are part-time and are not available everyday.



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:

    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.

    I opted for a couple of supervised sessions instead of the supported that had been ordered. I felt the worker had a great balance between engaging and taking a back seat. I think (the service) is spot on and I was very happy with the Covid protocol

    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’m sure my son will be missing coming there and throwing balls all over the room as well. Thank you for making it easy and supporting everyone during this process 

    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.

    “Everything was brilliant and the people were very friendly – it comes highly recommended, for sure!

    My daughter is 2 1/2 ish, never once have I seen my daughter look anything other than comfortable. Staff made what could of been uncomfortable a very easy process. Nothing negative to say. My worker was fabulous with my daughter and myself. Professional staff but also human.

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

    I believe that the service Families Forward offers is 5 stars. I have been to many centres and this one by far was the best for my child. The staff were approachable, they listened to concerns, they acted in a professional manner and were very welcoming. The children’s safety and welfare was always put first.