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Independent Visitor (IV) Scheme - Befriending and Support Service to 11-18 in Care with Poor Family Relations

Help offered

The Independent Visitor (IV) Scheme offers a volunteer-led independent befriending and support service to young people aged 11 -18 with care experience in the Belfast and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trusts and have infrequent or poor quality contact with a parent or person with parental responsibility for them.

How to access this support

The decision to refer a young person to the IV Scheme is discussed and agreed at the LAC Review. If the young person concerned agrees, a referral is made to the IV Project Worker, who will match the young person to a volunteer based on the young person's needs and their shared interests. Before making a referral, call the IV Project Worker on 028 9032 0157 to discuss how the Scheme could support the young person.

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