Independent Visitors (IV's)

What is the role of an Independent Visitor?

Independent Visitors (IV) take an active interest in the lives, hopes and concerns of children and young people and are there to listen and help.

Independent Visitors meet regularly with a young person to do activities together, talk, be supportive and have fun.

This might be:

  •  a trip to the cinema
  • rock climbing
  • a day out; or
  • catch up and chat over food.

Independent Visitors make a real difference to children and young people by sharing a hobby, sport or interest.

They can help with school or college work or help a young person learn about their own or other people's culture.

All the activities will be what the young person wants to do.

These will be agreed with the independent visitor and their young person. This creates opportunities for young people to have fun and make their own choices.