Oxford charity looking for volunteer mentors

By John Charlton

Oxfordshire based charity Children Heard and Seen is looking to recruit more volunteers to provide support and mentoring to children of prisoners.

The charity works to mitigate the effects of parental imprisonment on children, young people and their families. The aim is to provide quality services for children with a family member in prison.

A Children Heard and Seen Mentor is a caring and responsible adult volunteer who in partnership with a child develops a trusting relationship through which the child can seek and receive support and guidance.

A mentor helps to ensure that a child has the opportunity to try new things, access resources, develop resilience, coping strategies and life skills to help the child make sense of their situation and feelings in order that they are able to make positive life choices and maximize their potential.

The charity also provides targeted interventions and youth groups, parenting programmes and a local support help line.

For more details contact: 07557 339258 or