What is an Independent Visitor?
An independent visitor is someone who befriends an individual child/ young person who is currently in the care of Oldham Council and is someone who is there just for them.
Independent Visitors are unpaid volunteers. They are matched with a single child/ young person and visit on a regular basis at times that suit the young person. They will either take them out on activities or just be there for them to talk to. The role of the independent visitor is to contribute towards the welfare of the young person.
Independent visitors must be child focused and willing to commit to the service. It is expected that the Independent Visitor will visit the young person on a fortnightly basis for a period of 2-4 hours.
Independent Visitors will be reimbursed for any reasonable costs of travel, meals and activities undertaken with the young person.
As an Independent Visitor you will receive a full induction and one to one support sessions every 6-8 weeks.
The position is subject to an advanced criminal records bureau paid for by The Children's Society.
If you are a young person and would like to know more or to be introduced to a possible Independent Visitor Please ring 0800 027 4431 or text 077144 12370