"Someone just for me..." - independent visitors: the benefits for looked-after children and young people

Most children are fortunate enough to have significant adults in their lives who can act as mentors or role models. However, children and young people in the care system may have limited or, in some cases, no contact with their families. The NSPCC is committed to improving outcomes for looked after children, both as individuals and as a group.

The purpose of this briefing is to look at the benefits of the independent visiting service for young people from their perspective.

Published: 
2010
Author: 
Kathleen Toner
Desi O' Hagan
Cleeve Speers
Una Doherty
Publisher: 
NSPCC