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Wandsworth Independent Visitors (WIV) Service

WIV is a new Independent Visitors Service for Children Looked After. An Independent Visitor is a volunteer who befriends a looked after child or young person.

An Independent Visitor will:

  • visit children in care who have little or no contact with family, or would benefit from doing lots of fun activities;
  • not be a social worker or foster carer;
  • help children to decide what activity they would like to do; and
  • listen and advise.

To find out more, children can contact their social worker, or contact the WIV co-ordinator.

If you would like to refer a child or young person, please email wiv@wandsworth.gov.uk their name, DOB and a brief description of why they need an Independent Visitor or would benefit. When a match is identified, you would then be required to complete a referral form.

Interseted in becoming an Independent Visitor? See the flyer here for more information.

Who to contact

Contact Position
WIV Co-ordinator
Telephone

E-mail
wiv@wandsworth.gov.uk

Last updated: 29 Mar 2019

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