Family support and safeguarding service

What can be expected

The law expects social workers to work in partnership with families. This means that you should:

  • be asked what you think
  • have everything explained to you
  • be given choices when possible

The family support and safeguarding service will try to work in close partnership with you to make sure we put in place plans that will help you and your family. Such plans should be written down in the form of an agreement with you, so that everyone is clear about what is happening.

If your child is the subject of a child protection plan the social worker will make regular visits to see you and your children. They will also complete up to date assessments reports, which they will share with you and ask for the views of individual members of your family. They will invite you to attend any child protection conference reviews or agency meetings.

Page last updated: 17 May 2021

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