Befriending- Further Information

Sometimes children just need to be children.

Our befrienders are trained to understand the complexities of living with HIV and Hep C but also to appreciate that sometimes an opportunity for children to put all their energies into an absorbing activity outside of the home can have far-reaching benefits.

Positive Help works hard to make good matches between your child and a suitable volunteer. A member of staff will meet you in your home, introduce our service and find out what activities your child enjoys. When a suitable volunteer becomes available, they will be introduced to your family and, if all are happy with the match the befriending service will begin.

We strive to uphold the UN convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC) through our children’s services. There are a range of resources available to aid understanding of the UNCRC and some of these can be accessed on our resources page.