Buddy Scheme - Information for young people

Would you like a buddy? Someone to talk to, spend time with and do fun activities together?

Young people What is a buddy? 

A buddy is a grown-up who wants to become your friend and do lots of fun activities with you. They are there just for you!

They meet with you once a month for a few hours and take you out.

Examples of activities you can do with your buddy:

  • Go to the cinema, bowling ice skating
  • Go to the park, dog walking, play football
  • Visit a local museum, gallery, theatre
  • Go out to a restaurant or cafe

You can have a buddy for as long as you like and this will be discussed with you on a regular basis to find out how things are going. If at any time you choose not to have one, that is okay. 

Can I trust my buddy?

Your buddy will be told about your interests and hobbies. This is so we can match you with someone who has similar interests to you. 

Your buddy will hopefully become your friend, someone you can talk to about your life, but it is completely up to you what you share with them. 

If you tell them something that means you or someone else in unsafe or in danger then they do have to tell someone. 

How do I get a buddy?

If you'd like to have a buddy or learn more about the buddy scheme, you can:

  • Ask your social worker or independent reviewing officer
  • Ask your carer

You can also get in touch with our friendly team on:

Phone: 01302 734414

Email: buddyscheme@doncaster.gov.uk

Last updated: 20 September 2023 11:59:12

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