Surrey Independent 
Visitor Service 








We need men and women

volunteers to

befriend children in Care

(in Surrey and Surrey borders)


Invitation to an Open Evening


Tuesday 15th September 2009


Omnibus, Lesbourne Road, Reigate,

RH2 7JP (Room C1)

7 pm to 8.30 pm


(Introductory Two-day Training Course Saturday 21st

and 28th November 2009 in Leatherhead)

come to find out more!


Please call Nicola Taylor, Elspeth Hannah

Independent Visitor Service

Surrey County Council

01372 833 359, 07815 951 168, 07815 560 230,



What is an Independent Visitor?

A volunteer who visits, befriends and advises children in care who are looked after by Surrey County Council and live in foster care or residential homes.


Who needs an Independent Visitor?

Children and young people usually aged between 10 and 17 who do not have regular contact with a family member. Children of all cultures and backgrounds.


What happens on a visit?

Anything that you both enjoy, from window-shopping, fast food to dog walking, museums or movies.


You Get:

  • A new friend
  • Immense personal satisfaction
  • Initial and on-going training
  • Support and back-up
  • Reimbursement of agreed expenses


Your Give

        1 day per month, usually at weekends

        A commitment to visit for at least two years

        Your energy and time to a young person

        Participation in Independent Visitor support groups and training

        Your agreement to an enhanced criminal bureau check, reference and health checks.