Overview What an Independent Visitor does Independent Visitors support children and young people in care up to age 18. They meet with them every month for a few hours. They can: give them someone other than a paid carer to talk to be a consistent and supportive person in their life help them learn to trust share a hobby, sport or interest help with school or college work have fun days out with them An Independent Visitor can be life changing for a young person in care. In some cases, volunteers have carried on visiting a young person for many years. Even after the young person leaves the care system. At other times, the relationship comes to a natural end as the young person grows older. The circumstances of the volunteer or young person may change.