We carry out friendship reviews at 6 and 12 months, and then annually for every further year you are matched. You will come in to meet with your caseworker and discuss how your friendship is developing, the things you have been doing with your mentee, and how you feel it is going.
This is a good opportunity to discuss your experiences of being a mentor, reflect on the successes and challenges, and talk to your caseworker about any support you might need.
You will also have a chance to talk about any changes you have seen in the young person you support, and assess what impact you think mentoring is having, whether it’s giving them increased access to new opportunities and experiences, or whether it is helping to build their confidence.
Your caseworker will also meet separately with your mentee and their parent to talk to them about how it’s going.