One-to-One Befriending offers the friendship and support of trained, vetted and disclosure checked adult volunteers to local children aged 5-18 years who have been referred because they are experiencing difficulties within their lives. The volunteers and children enjoy activities together once per week or once every two weeks. These outings as well as giving the children the opportunity to have fun and gain new experiences also give the children the chance to discuss any problems or difficulties they may be having.
The Children and young people are referred for support for a broad range of reasons including Offending, Mental Health Issues, Bullying, Disability, Non Parental Care, Positive Experience, Domestic Violence, Caring Responsibilities, Abuse, Neglect, Substance Misuse, Behavioural Problems, Low Self Esteem, School Issues, Child Protection/Supervision Orders, Bereavement etc.
Befriending outings will on average last 2-3 and will include various activities and outing such as cinema, swimming, sports/activity centres, zoo/wildlife centre, play parks/recreational areas, places of interest such as RRS Discovery, Verdant Works, Sensation Science Centre, Dundee Law, Mills Observatory, Broughty Ferry Castle, McManus Galleries etc.
Anyone can refer to this service and we regularly receive referrals from social work departments, education departments, health professionals, voluntary agencies and parent/carers.