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Children's Rights Service - Independent Visitors Service

Type of service:
Advice And Support
Address:
Independent Visitor Service, Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Northampton, NN1 1ED
Telephone number:
Samantha Linton 07788321826 Wendy Owers 07990916388
Mobile number:
N/A
Service description:
Northamptonshire Independent Visitors Service – The Children’s Rights Service

Opportunity Title: Volunteer Befriender and Supporter for a Child or Young Person

Opportunity description:
Are you looking for a rewarding challenge? Are you able to give your time to support and befriend a child or young person who is in care and has little or no contact with their family? Then Northamptonshire Independent Visitors Service offers you this opportunity. For just a few hours once a fortnight you can give friendship and support to a young person who is in the care of Northamptonshire Local Authority and participate in activities and interests with them.
A minimum commitment of 2 years is required.
Volunteers receive training, expenses and supervision for activities and travel.
Skills/Qualifications:
No formal education or qualifications are needed to be an Independent Visitor, although some personal qualities are pre-requisite to the role. Independent Visitors need to have an active interest in the welfare of children and must be flexible and resilient. Above all, they need to be reliable and committed to visiting their child or young person regularly. The ability to drive and travel to locations is desirable but not essential.
Getting there
The project is within Northamptonshire and the initial contact point will be where the young person is living. Activities take place where ever is agreed by the young person and Independent Visitor.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
7 years - 21 years
Opening hours:
N/A
Ofsted Inspection Grade:
N/A
Additional information:
N/A
Eligibility criteria:
  • Looked After Children
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
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