Ilford centre opens offering space for parents making supervised visits to their children

Cllr Tania Solomon, the deputy Mayor of Redbridge, opens the centre

Cllr Tania Solomon, the deputy Mayor of Redbridge, opens the centre - Credit: Archant

A new centre offering a space for parents who can only see their children under supervision has opened in Ilford.

The Hope Superjobs centre opened in Balfour Road on Tuesday and organisers expect 50 families, from inside and outside the borough, to visit the facilities each week.

The rooms are decorated using different themes including Cinderella and football, aiming to try and make the experience as unintimidating as possible.

Seyaka Sohna, adult services manager, said the new rooms have different toys and give children a fun space to see their families.

Mr Sohna said: “It gives children who are not living with their parents a place to meet in a safe space.

“They can communicate freely and share quality time together.”

The families using the centre may have been separated due to court orders, drink or drug addictions or domestic violence.

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