Your Social Worker

Last modified 11/06/2018 14:28:49


A social worker is someone who helps children, young people and their families when they go through difficult times. You will have your own social worker when you become ‘looked after’.

Your social worker will

  • Listen to you and get to know you
  • Help you with any problems you may have
  • Give you advice and support
  • Make sure you have everything you need
  • Work with you, your parents and carers to make plans for your future

Your social worker will visit you

  • Within one week of becoming looked after 
  • Then every six weeks for the first year
  • Then at least every three months

If you need to move for any reason whilst you are looked after your social worker will visit you, to check that you are okay.

If you feel you need to see your social worker more often, just let them know so they can arrange to come out and see you.

Where will I meet my social worker?

The law says that your social worker has to visit you at the place where you are currently living, however your meetings can be in other places too. Have a chat with your social worker if you would like to meet them somewhere else.

It is important that you get time alone to speak to your social worker, know how to contact them and have their mobile work no.

When you speak to your social worker, just ask them to fill in and send or bring a contact us card with all their details. 

 If you have any questions or would like to Speak To Us about anything else please do get in touch.