Are you a young person?
Having a mentor is a weekly chance to get out and about with a volunteer in your area and have fun. A ‘mentor’ is a trusted, reliable adult who can listen to you and relate to your situation.
Having a mentor is your choice. You decide if you want to have a mentor, no one else, and you have the final say over who your mentor is.
Having a mentor is free and is part of a service called intandem.
All intandem mentors are volunteers. They want to help children and young people, often because they have similar life experiences and they can relate to the kinds of issues you may face. They want to listen and support you and of course to have fun trying new things.
At the moment, intandem is only available for children and young people aged 8 – 14 who are looked after at home. Being looked after at home means is a legal term from the Children’s Hearing system where the outcome is a ‘supervision requirement with no condition of residence’. It simply means you are living at home but with some support from a social worker and possibly other people.
Check to see if there is an intandem near you by clicking here
If there is not currently an intandem programme in your area, please ask your social worker to find out about other local programmes.