Independent Visitor

London Borough of Havering
16 May 2018
16 Aug 2018
Children and Youth
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

The Independent Visitors programme gives every child and young person in care the offer of a regular befriender to provide consistent support, to listen to their thoughts and feelings, and to take part in a range of activities/trips together.

The Early Help Service is looking for volunteers who are passionate about supporting children in care, and can communicate effectively and confidently with young people.

This involves:

  • Attending an initial matching meeting with a young person
  • Committing to 18 months of befriending with a child or young person
  • Meeting a young person every 2-3 weeks
  • Taking part in activities with a child or young person
  • Acting in the best interests of a child or young person

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