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Kirklees Independent Visitor Scheme

Independent Visitor

  • Health/Care/Community
  • Teaching/Mentoring
  • Children/Young People/Families

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Location
  • Anywhere in Kirklees

Days available to volunteer
  • Flexible

About the Organisation

In Kirklees there are many children and young people in the care of the local authority who would benefit from a positive relationship with a trusted, responsible adult. This scheme is run by the  Look After Children Independent Service Team at Kirklees Council.

Role Description

By becoming an Independent Visitor, you can help give a looked after child or young person regular, independent adult support and guidance, as well as having some fun along the way. Independent Visitors:

  • Must be committed to the safety and well being of young people
  • Must have the skills to befriend, listen to and support young people
  • Will receive a thorough induction, peer group support, ongoing supervision and development
  • Have a fantastic opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and gain valuable experience
  • Go on enjoyable activities and have fun!

Independent Visitors will visit their young person regularly (approx 4-10 hours per month). This might be more often to start with whilst you are getting to know each other.

Hopefully you will have lots in common such as hobbies and interests. You might wish to arrange to do these together.
You can be an Independent Visitor for as long as both you and the child or young person are happy to keep visiting each other. This might be for a short time or for many years. We ask volunteers to commit a minimum of one year to the scheme.

As an Independent Visitor you will receive training to prepare you for the role, together with peer support and on-going supervision and development.

You are reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills, gain valuable experience and make a vital contribution to the lives of young people in Kirklees.

Company/Organisation Name

Kirklees Independent Visitor Scheme

18 yrs and above

Opportunity Type
  • Health/Care/Community
  • Teaching/Mentoring
  • Children/Young People/Families

Special Requirements
  • Application form required
  • References required
  • DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)

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