Supporting Children and Young People in Care

father and daughter in the park

Isle of Wight Family Centres have been commissioned to deliver Family Time formally known as Supervised Contact.

Family Time can be provided for children and families who have recent arrangements with courts and are open to Children’s Services. The sessions may take place in a Family Centre or in the community as appropriate.

The referral route into service is by social workers via the Family Time Referral form and emailed securely.

Family Time Referral Form

Please pass on the Family Time Leaflet to parents as appropriate

Family Time Leaflet

Our Six-stage Model

Barnardo’s 4 U services (B4U)

For U Advocacy

For U Advocacy provides issue based Advocacy support to Isle of Wight children and young people who are Looked After or on a Child Protection Plan.

The service is for children and young people from aged 5 years until they are of care leaver's age.

We offer one-to-one support and focus on the young person’s right to be heard and involved in decisions about them, explaining their wishes, and putting across their case.

Refer online  

With U Independent Visiting Service

With U provides support to children (aged 5 -18 years) who are looked after by the IOW local authority offering the support of an Independent Visitor Volunteer. Volunteers are carefully recruited and trained and matched with a young person.

Independent Visitors

Independant Visitors are volunteers who support, befriend, advise and assist a child or young person who may have little or no positive contact with members of their own family. They can take them on fun days out or do activities the young person enjoys.

Refer online Barnardo's 4U Services: With U (Independent Visiting) referral form | Barnardo's (

Barnardo's 4U- Miss-U

This service offers young people who have been reported missing to the police the opportunity to have an independent return home interview. We are able to support children and young people aged 5-18yrs who are the responsibility of the Isle of Wight Local Authority but are placed out of area.

Refer online Barnardo's 4U Services: Miss U (Missing return interview) referral form | Barnardo's (


West & Central Hub
East Newport Family Centre
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

North East Wight Hub
Ryde Family Centre
George Street
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

South Wight Hub
Sandown Family Centre
The Fairway
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718


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