Become an Independent Visitor to be matched one to one with a young person in care in Preston. You will meet once or twice a month to take them out to have fun, talk and be a support to the young person.
We'll provide full training, all your expenses and ongoing support from dedicated staff. You provide the commitment and time.
Independent visitors are volunteers who befriend and support children and young people aged up to 18 who are looked after by the local authority.
Independent Visitors meet regularly with a young person to do activities together, talk, be supportive and have fun. During the Covid-19 Crisis this is being done via the phone and internet and as we come out of lockdown we are returning to safe face to face contact. This contact is vital for our young people who already have been through so much and are now facing the isolation and stress of this crisis as well.
As restrictions on meeting change and we can safely and sensibly meet, our visitors are again be meeting up to help our looked after young people feel connected, cared for and to be able to learn what healthy friendships are.
This is an opportunity to build skills and knowledge within social care and test yourself with real life experience of a young person in care.
We're looking for enthusiastic, committed people to bring their experience, skills and positivity to the lives of young people who have been through tough times. We will be providing training in Summer 2021 on the following subjects.
Session 1 Introduction to IV and the Care system
Session 2 Trauma, Attachment and Growth
Session 3 Safeguarding
Session 4 Communications and Boundaries
Session 5 The Role Of The IV