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Action for Children - London Independent Visitors

Units 3+4,
18 Ashwin Street,
E8 3DL
Telephone: 020 7254 9408


Who we are:

Action for Children are a registered charity who work with children and young people. They provide a range of services including:

  • Working with over 90,000 children and families, to make sure they get the help they need. 
  • Working in partnership with local authorities and other agencies
  • Giving young people the change to fulfill their potential, and to make the most of their lives

What we do:

Action for Children:

  • Do what’s right for children
  • Do what’s needed
  • Do what works

Action for Children - London Independent Visitors offer volunteer mentors to children in care.

Mentors are there to develop a long term friendship with a young person and give them an opportunity to access hobbies and interests, gain independence skills and generally have a fun day out.

Record Last Updated on: 30/09/2019

Time / Date Details

Session Information

Once a month on average

Other Details

Referral required?


Referral Details

Via referral, through Hackney's Looked After and Leaving Care Team

During a young person’s review, the social worker will inform the young person of the service.

Young people can request an Independent Visitor by speaking to their social worker who will make the referral.

What to do if you have a complaint

If there’s something you like or are not happy with, then talk about it with the worker or the manager so they can look at how they deliver their service. If you are still not happy, ask if they have a complaints procedure.

How to Get Here

Buses: 55, 56, 67, 76, 149, 243, 277

Train: Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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