Your social worker will:
- work with you, your parents and carers to make plans for future.
- spend time with you – helping with any problems you may have by offering advice and support.
- go to all meetings about your care.
- listen to what you have to say, and help you put your views across at meetings and when decisions and plans are made.
- keep a record of everything that goes on while you are being looked after.
- be there for you if you want someone to talk to.
- make sure that you are being treated well by visiting you and your carers to make sure that you are ok and getting on well together.
- make sure you see the people you need, for example, a doctor.
- explain things to you and make sure you understand what is going on.
- help you to keep in touch with friends, relatives and family.
You should be able to meet your social worker somewhere you feel comfortable, and on your own – just ask them.
And remember, if things get tough, you can phone them if you need to talk. Your safety and happiness is your social worker’s number one priority.