Presentation on theme: "What can you expect from your independent visitor?"— Presentation transcript:
What can you expect from your independent visitor?
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
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
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
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
If you are not happy with your IV you can get in touch with Garima at Barnardos Childrens Rights Service on or