NIVN is a platform for Independent Visitor (IV) service providers, care-experienced children and young people and statutory befrienders (IVs) in England and Wales. The project is hosted by Barnardo’s with joint funding from the Tudor Trust and Barnardo’s. NIVN launched in 2014 to address low levels of access to IVs and inconsistent quality of IV provision. Through influencing and good practice development work, we aim to increase levels of access to high quality statutory befrienders for care-experienced children and young people.


Having an Independent visitor has been the only stable thing in my life
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