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Staff and a young person attend preview of film ‘A Friend By Nature’

An Independent Visitor is not a role that is widely known about or understood. Even amongst care professionals. The Tudor Trust have funded the National IV Network whose main aim is to raise awareness amongst professionals and young people in care so that this positive and impactful role can be utilised more.

Last Saturday, two members of our care team and a young person from the IV project went to an event organised by the IV Network in London. At Soho Theatre, many IV Coordinators, IV’s, and their young people gathered to celebrate the role and to watch the premier showing of a film created by Chapter Agency and starring Nego True.

As well as the film, several young people spoke about their experiences with their IV’s. One young person (18 years-old) had had her IV since she was eight. The young person who went from asphaleia’s IV project based in Bromley said that his IV helped him to overcome a fear of heights.

It was evident that IV’s play such an important role in these young peoples lives. As Nego says in the video: ”it is hard to build a future with people you don’t have memories with.  Our IV’s make memories with these young people and give them some stability.

Please view the video and share it to help us raise awareness, not only of our project in Bromley but of the role in general so more young people can benefit from it nationally.

If you want to find out more about the role and apply please click here.



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