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Gloucestershire Independent Visitor Service

group of young people

The Gloucestershire Independent Visitors Project works with young people aged 7-18 who live in foster care. Independent Visitors are volunteers who befriend young people, advise and support them during their time in care offering a listening ear, do fun activities and are a friendly consistent role model. We will provide accredited training through Certa and all the skills you need to become an Independent Visitor with on-going support after training. Our volunteers visit their young person once a month for a minimum of two years.

 All you need is a genuine interest in the welfare of young people.

How to contact us

We are based at 41 – 43 Longsmith Street, Gloucester, Gl1 2HT. You can call us on 01452 223014 or email us on

We always welcome new volunteers, so please get in touch if you are interested or you’d just like to ask some questions.


If you are looking to refer a young person into our service please complete the referral form below. Please note we can only accept referrals from Gloucestershire Children’s Services.

Word referral form

What do our service users say about us?

“(My IV) has really helped me understand my emotions and we’ve sat and spoke about all sorts of things and how to resolve things when needed.”

Gloucestershire Independent Visitor Service user

41 – 43 Longsmith Street
Gl1 2HT
United Kingdom

Monday: 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 5pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed