North Wales Independent Visiting Service

How can we help?

We offer Independent Visiting Services to children and young people living in North Wales.

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

North Wales 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 North Wales area:

North Wales 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.

North Wales 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.

North Wales Communication Passport Service

Communication Passports are portable documents which accompany a young person who has difficulties communicating, ensuring they have a voice wherever they go.

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

Victoria Chambers, 4 Palace Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1RR

Ways to get in touch

Telephone: 01286 238007
Freephone number: 0800 111 6880