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Could you be the difference for a looked after child or young person?

03 Oct 2018

Independent Visitors are volunteers and amazing people who befriend and spend time with a child or young person within Local Authority Care

Volunteers enjoy the challenge of building a lasting friendship with an individual child and the children benefit greatly from a consistent, fun relationship with someone outside the care system. Visits take place between once a fortnight and monthly and is a fantastic and flexible opportunity.

Activities depend on the age and interest of the child but could include things like a walk, playing in the park, swimming, visits to museum, bike riding, sports etc. 

This is a long-term, one to one commitment.

Volunteers must be over 18 and are welcome from all backgrounds. Full training and ongoing support will be given, and out of pocket expenses paid for mileage and activities. Volunteers will be subject to enhanced police checks.

We will be holding an information session in partnership with Barnardo’s (Salford and Tameside) and National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) (Manchester) on Wednesday, 17 October from 4pm-6pm, in the Roscoe Building, room 2.3.

If you would like to attend, please register in advance.