Your social worker’s job is to help you move into care, explain why you are in care, and to work out a care plan with you and your family. This might include the court if it is involved.
Your social worker must visit you while you live in care, in your foster placement or children’s home. They must see you within the first week of coming into care and then every six weeks.
You can ask for your social worker to visit you more often if you need to see him or her. Your social worker should make sure that you are seen alone and that your wishes and feelings about where you are living and your care plan are known and understood.
Your social worker should make sure that you can see your family and other important people and they should contact your school to let them know what is happening and to arrange a meeting to discuss your education.
Your social worker should also arrange for you to have a health check.