There are lots of people who want to help you when you come into care. Your social worker is one of them.

What is a social worker?

You will probably have had a social worker working with your family before you came into care. When you com e into care they will visit to make sure you are happy and have settled in. They will work with you, your family and your carers to make your life better.

Your social worker is one of your main points of contact. 

They will:

  • Make sure you know what your rights are
  • Make sure you have a care plan in your placement
  • Support you to understand what is happening when you go into care
  • Find ways to solve problems that you might have
  • Tell or show you who can help you if you need support
  • Make arrangements for you to keep in touch with your family if you want to
  • Listen to you and your wishes and feelings
  • Go to your reviews and meetings
  • Keep in touch with you and tell you any changes that are going to happen.

They will do this by:

  • Visiting you regularly
  • Giving you their phone number and e-mail address so you can get in touch with them.
  • Listening to your wishes and feelings and taking these into account when planning your care and your future.
  • Attending your review and other important meetings.
  • Working out a plan to make things better for you.
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