Independent Visitor

Could you make a difference and befriend a child or young person living in care? Do you have 6-8 hours a month to spare on an evening or weekend when you could spend time with a young person? If so then you could be that special person we are looking for!!

We are currently looking for volunteers to be Independent Visitors for our children in care in North Tyneside. The scheme involves being matched with a young person who is currently in the care system. We have children placed in North Tyneside and in neighbouring authorities. The scheme is designed so you meet the young person on a regular basis to do activities you both enjoy and hopefully build up a positive relationship. This can be anything from supporting the young person to join a sports team, seeing films at the cinema, cycling, bowling or dog walking.

About Independent Visitor Service North Tyneside Council

This is a council run service.

An independent visitor is a volunteer who offers support and friendship to looked after children and young people with little or no family contact.

What skills do I need?

Skills and qualifications required

Nothing specific, just the commitment to build a positive relationship with a young person.

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Independent Visitor Service North Tyneside Council

Register your Interest

Quick Enquiry


  • Children
  • Environment
  • Health and Social Care
  • Young People


  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • DBS check required

When can I volunteer?

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