Hmmmmm it is supported contact, which is a room set up with toys a bit like a stay and play. with volunteers who are there to help and not directly observe any parent but step in if a child gets too distressed or they see something bad. You set the rules aswell, so changing, feeding, photos everything it is the resident parent that gets the say.
I must admit I have found it a godsend, more for the space for him to take my boy, where society isn't gonna affect him - my trust issue is not so much about his parenting but about how he reacts to things around him, and giving that structure of it is then.... he would like way more flexibility than I will give. Bond, hmmm it is a tough one, but we starting using it at just over 18 months from a cold start, had seen him twice at about 4 months and had an intermittent start to begin with. But my boy is excited on daddy days now, and does look forward to it, not so sure if it is for daddy or 'special group' as we call it as a whole - after all they do have wooden trains - but he is so excited that I think it must be working. To be fair that 2 hours is a lot when you realise they don't have to do all the other stuff around being a parent. How often do we get 2 hours solid to play with our children in one go, without having to worry about what we are giving them for dinner, or the washing, washing up, vacumming etc. I am lucky if it is once a week. Whilst believe me I would love to have him see him more, for the moment it can't be done and that 2 hours a fortnight is doing something between them.
Contact centres they vary so much now, and are moving on. Mine is still quite basic, some of them are pretty amazing but those are more likely to need a refferral, solicitors can do this or with some a mediator can. Check out this site http://www.naccc.org.uk/
and see what is in your area. Mine has been a lifeline within all this and although I hate having to spend 2 afternoons a month there i dread actually having to take access out of that setting.