Other questions about your social worker?

When will I see my social worker?

If you are staying with foster carers, your social worker will visit you within one week after the beginning of the placement, then at least every six weeks in the first year of your placement.  After the first year, your social worker may visit you less often, but at least every three months.  Your social worker should also visit you at any time if you ask for this.

Where will I meet my social worker?

By law, your social worker has to visit you at your placement from time to time, but other meetings can be in other places.  You can suggest a meeting place to your social worker.

What can I expect from my social worker?

You can expect your social worker to:

  • make every effort to make sure there is as little disruption as possible to your education, by avoiding, whether possible, changes of school or placement.
  • actively encourage your parents to get involved (where it is safe to do so) in your life.
  • set up a link between your school and current carers.
  • be responsible for making sure that information about your education, health, placement and achievements is provided at your review.
  • be there when you need them.