Pairing children in care with an adult you can trust and build a relationship with

A teenage girl next to some water

We know that many children and young people in care would like to have an adult in their life who is not paid to be there (like their social worker or foster carer) and that is the role of the IV.

You and your IV can try new activities or do something you already enjoy like bike riding, swimming, pottery painting, trampolining or paddle boarding, you could go to the zoo or to an adventure park. Maybe you could get your nails painted or watch a movie at the cinema, you could go for a walk on the beach or go for a bite to eat together, the list is endless!

Most importantly, you can build a really good relationship with your IV who will be there to listen to you, encourage and support you, to build really good memories with and just have lots of fun together.

If you are in care and are from Torbay and you think you might like to have an IV please contact us at CheckPoint or tell you carer or social worker.