• Barnardo's Tameside and Salford Independent Visitors Service

    Barnardo's Tameside Service supports a team of Independent Visitors, who will be trained, matched with and befriend young people in care. To befriend and visit individual children and young people in care, who have infrequent or no contact and communication with their parents. delivers issue based advocacy, for children in care, care leavers and some young people subject to Child Protection Plans or child in Need Plans. It also to complete missing from home return interviews with children who run away or go missing from home or care and to provide information, advice and support to looked after children, children on a child protection/child in need plan, in order to make their views known to people making decisions about their care. The service will enable children to speak for themselves or represent their views depending on the preferences of the child.

    Contact for further details: Kate Hornsby
    Contact phone number: 0161 303 1636

    Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: Free

    Professional Referral: Yes
    Self Referral: Yes
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: No

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: Barnardo's
    Organisation Profile:

    Barnardo's is a national children's charity that delivers local services. In Rochdale our services support disabled children, children with individual needs aged 0-25 and their families through a range of groups and 1:1 support. We have SENDiass - Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service. We also have the young parent service based at Gabriel Court, this is an accommodation and support service for young women aged 16-21 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, who are either pregnant or have a young baby under 12 months at referral.