Independent Visitor Service

Description

We run an Independent Visitor Service for Children in Care who are the responsibility of Cheshire East Local Authority. We recruit and train volunteers to spend time with a young person in care once a fortnight, doing fun activities depending on the needs of the young person.

Service Details

Locations:
The Children's Society, Unit 1 Theatre Court, London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5HB (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
The Children's Society
Service Type:
Children's Care Services
Website:
Age Range:
5 - 18 years
Age Band:
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
Cost:
No Cost
Eligibility criteria:
A service user has to be in the care of Cheshire East local authority
Is a referral required?:
Yes
Accepted referral methods:
  • Self referral
  • Via Children’s Social Care
Additional Referral Information:
We have an electronic referral form for professionals and one for young people. The referral form is currently being updated - please email or phone the office to ask for a referral form.
Waiting List:
We do have a waiting list for an Independent Visitor, as we try to match a young person with a volunteer. It could range from 1 month to 8 months.
How is the service provided?:
  • Face to face
  • Outreach Services
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Additional Local Authority Areas:
We are a small National Organisation and do other services in Warrington and Cheshire West and Chester but this is not in Independent Visiting.
Communication aids and support available:
  • Large Print Material
  • Translated Material
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Some Makaton signs available.
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Additional information for assistance with accessibility:
We have a member of staff who uses a wheelchair so when she is in the office we have no other disabled spaces. Toilet, but no changing facilities. Office is wheelchair accessible.

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Weekdays only
Opening Times - Monday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Thursday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Friday:
09:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Saturday:
Closed
Opening Times - Sunday:
Closed
Additional Opening Times:
We do outreach support so sessions sometimes are of an evening as well.

This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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Contact Details

Telephone:
01606 333 589
Email:
yip@childsoc.org.uk