Self-Employed Independent Visitor

NYAS is a leading children’s charity providing advocacy services for children and young people from 0-25, across England and Wales for over 30 years. Our work helps make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people when they are in desperate need of help.

NYAS currently has an exciting opportunity to work with our Regulation 44 Service through the following self-employed role:


Self-Employed Independent Visitors

Location: Nationwide but particularly South West and West Midlands.

Information: This is a sessional self-employed role

The role of Independent Visitors is to provide Visiting services on behalf of NYAS which are consistent with the National Quality Standards for Children’s Homes, Residential Special School Standards, Welsh national minimum standards and CQC regulations. The main duties are:

  • To undertake monthly visits to identified children’s homes in accordance with the requirements of the relevant NYAS manager.
  • To undertake all tasks as identified by the relevant NYAS manager, during the visits and thereafter, in order to fulfil all aspects of the role.
  • To provide factual reports within set timescales as required by the relevant NYAS manager.

Candidates should have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of regulated services and their inspection frameworks and also knowledge of current legislation and statutory guidance relating to children, young people and adults at risk particularly those in residential care.

Candidates must have experience of working within a social or health care organisation, safeguarding and experience of managing complex relationships across a diverse field, e.g. OFSTED inspectors, social workers, residential care workers and registered managers, health care professionals.

Candidates should also possess a professional qualification in a related field, i.e. social work, residential care, health care professional, advocacy or youth work.

This is a self-employed position and you will be paid a sessional rate.

NYAS operates robust safe procedures to ensure the protection of the children, young people and adults at risk we work with. To comply with NYAS’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  

For more information please download the contract delivery specification from the 'Supporting Documents' section below or visit our website by clicking the apply button.

To apply, please complete an application form and send to

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NYAS is an equal opportunities employer.

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