Independent visitors are adult volunteers who are not paid to spend time with you, they do it because they want to. An independent visitor is not a social worker or carer.

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About independent visitors

An independent visitor is someone you can talk to, get along with and ask for advice as well as doing fun activities together.

You could even ask your independent visitor to support you in your review or meetings at school.

How to get an independent visitor

  • Tell your social worker or carer that you wish to have an independent visitor.
  • Your social worker will then make a referral.
  • We will match your likes and dislikes to those of our volunteers.
  • Once we have done this then you can choose from their profiles which Independent Visitor you think would be best for you. It can sometimes take a while for us to find each young person the right independent visitor, but we will always work to make it happen as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know more about independent visitors you can always contact the Independent Visitor Coordinator.

Contact us

If you are interested in getting an independent visitor, please contact the Children's Rights Team.