Growing up isn’t easy! Children who are in care or “looked after” have particular challenges. A trusted adult can make a massive difference.
An Independent Visitor is a committed volunteer who supports and acts as a role model for a looked after child or young person.
If you help a child by being an Independent Visitor, you will support them to:
You will meet the child or young person twice a month, doing activities together that are identified by the child or young person.
Because looked after children are more likely to have suffered from the effects of broken relationships, we ask that volunteers make a commitment of at least 1 and ideally 2yrs to the child.
We take the safety and wellbeing of children and young people extremely seriously. All mentors must provide referees and pass an Enhanced DBS check.
If would like to help please contact Jess on 01429 891444.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download a copy of the application form here.
“I wanted to help children and young people in my spare time. It’s wonderful to make a difference in a young person’s life and meet new people!”