Befriend A Child recruits caring adults to befriend and support individual children on a one-to-one basis. In doing so these volunteers help to promote the children’s welfare and advance their education. The children range in age between 4 – 16 and live in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Many of the children referred to the Organisation are amongst the most vulnerable, deprived and needy within our community. Referrals are accepted (with the child and parents’ permission) from statutory agencies across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, e.g. the Social Work Dept, Educational Psychologists and Health Visitors.
Befrienders introduce the children to new activities and interests which were previously unavailable to them. Experience shows that children can gain confidence and self esteem by enjoying a trusting relationship with a caring adult. This relationship is a valuable aid to the child’s social and educational development which in turn can help them mature into a responsible adult.
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