Supporting Children & Young People In Care
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 up to 25 years.

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.

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With U Independent Visiting Service

With U provides support to children (aged 5 -25 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 local authority the opportunity to have an independent return home interview. We are able to support children and young people aged 5-25yrs who are the responsibility of the Isle of Wight Local Authority.

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


Newport Family Hub
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

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George Street
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

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The Fairway
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718


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