Cwm Taf Morgannwg Independent Visiting Service

How can we help?

We offer Independent Visiting Services to children and young people living in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend.

What is an Independent Visitor?

An Independent Visitor in a volunteer who is matched with a child or young person in care. The aim of an Independent Visitor is to engage in activities with the child or young person on a monthly basis, and to be a consistent adult in their life.

An Independent Visitor is:

  • A volunteer who enjoys spending time with children and young people
  • Someone who fosters a safe and welcoming environment
  • Someone who can take a young person on fun activities
  • A positive role model and a trusted adult friend

Lean more about our Independent Visiting service here >

Our eligibility criteria

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Independent Visiting Service is available to looked after children or young people who are living away from home and have little or no contact with their family.

How do I get in touch?

We are friendly and easy to talk to, give us a call on the number below.

We have easy to use referral forms for parents/carers & professionals and we accept telephone referrals too. To make a referral now please click on the Refer button in the Ways to get in touch section below.

Children and young people – you can call the free phone number (below) and ask for an advocate – it’s that easy – no forms required!

Other services in this area

The following services also operate in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area:

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Advocacy Service

Advocacy is a service which ensures children and young people have their voices heard by communicating their rights and giving them the confidence to share their thoughts.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Parent Advocacy Service

Parent Advocacy Service aims to reduce the number of children entering the care system and keep families together, by providing a voice and support to parents as they navigate the child protection system.

Restorative Approaches Family Group Meeting Service

A Family Group Meeting is where family members, friend and relevant people come together to discuss and make plans for the future, with the assistance of a trained practitioner.

Travelling Ahead: Wales Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Advice and Advocacy Service

Travelling Ahead provide individual and community advocacy amongst Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families across Wales.

Belong – Refugee and Asylum Programme

Belong is a group for young people seeking asylum and refugees aged 14-24 which aims to helps young people to gain confidence and strive for the best they can be.

Project address

The Factory, Welsh Hills Works, Jenkin Street, Porth, RCT, CF39 9PP

Ways to get in touch

Telephone: 01443 805940
Freephone number: 0800 4703930

Who is in our team

Chloe Llywelyn
Independent Visitor Coordinator