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Independent Visiting


looked after children in UK in 2020


care leavers in 2020


Children started to be looked after in 2020


Of looked after children are in foster care


Care leavers make up between 24-27% of the prison population


Looked after children were adopted in 2020

  • Are you over 21?
  • Are you reliable and good at making friendships with people of all ages?
  • Do you want to make a difference to a young person’s life while having fun?
  • Can you commit some time each month for a minimum of 2-years?
  • Are you prepared to sometimes travel long distances (expenses will be paid)?

We are looking for people of all ages (over 21), from all backgrounds and experience to befriend and mentor young people in the care of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM).

An Independent Visitor is an adult friend, who gives time and support to a young person to help them reach their full potential.

The role of Independent Visitor is voluntary but volunteers receive expenses for any activities undertaken and for travel to visit a young person.

If you would like more information and an application form, please email [email protected] using “Interested in IV” as the subject line.