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What can you expect from your independent visitor?

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1 What can you expect from your independent visitor?

2 Who is an iv? Is an older friend someone who is not paid to be there & are not part of the social services He/ She introduces you to new interests & fun things to do Someone who will listen to you/ be there for you

3 Someone you can trust Someone who will listen to you/ be there for you Someone who believes in you Someone who will keep what you share with them & not write/report things to social services, except when you are in danger. Even then they will tell you before they tell anyone else

4 What you can expect from them Reliability: Iv comes to see you every month & is in touch with you weekly for a minimum of 2 years Takes you out once a month for activities/ places that you would like to go If you are struggling with anything (carers/school/social worker etc.) … you could talk to your iv about it & they will put you in touch with people who can help you

5 Its all about you!!! You get a say on who your iv is & how long you are with them YOU lead this relationship & you will get to decide where you want to go with your iv & what you want to do If you need help with ideas on things that you can do with them they will help you

6 If you are not happy with your IV you can get in touch with Garima at Barnardos Childrens Rights Service on or


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