Your social worker

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 come 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.

It is their job to make sure you:

  • have a care plan and a placement plan
  • get the right care that you need
  • stay in touch with people who are important to you and monitor this as agreed in your care plan
  • are involved in the decisions about your life
  • have access to all of the services that you need to help you stay healthy, get a good education, and work with you and your carer to do this

They will do this by:

  • visiting you regularly
  • giving you my phone number and e-mail address so you can get in touch with me
  • 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