Advice needed

Sue74
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Advice needed

Postby Sue74 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:12 am

Just received my copy of my additional assessment from my social worker, not happy with whats in it, firstly they haven't put in the relevant information about me which makes me look like i would struggle with any incident that might arise, the main one that gets my goat is she has talked to my daughters counsellor at the local hospital without my permission and put it in the report ........ do i talk to her about it or just go straight over her head and make an official complaint to her manager, i am so not happy, i always thought you had to seek permission about things like that, im going to be making an official complaint about the counsellor, how can i trust him with my daughter if he's quite happy to talk to anybody about her.

Sue74
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Re: Advice needed

Postby Sue74 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:56 am

I do have a solicitor but can't use her yet has no money, put papers in for legal aid and still waiting to hear about that, the social worker and the LA have been holding back on giving me this report for over a month now, my daughter is 16 and having trouble with growing up and all the pressures the school is putting on her so thought it best to seek professional advice on how best to help her. My social worker has put in the report of how my kids will act in the future as well if my nephew and his sibling came to live here, the social worker has not spent that much time with my two kids so love to know how she knows how they are likely to be when i dont know that 100% myself and im more qualified to judge how my kids would possibly be.

trapper
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Re: Advice needed

Postby trapper » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:12 am

hi try and keep dates and times you hav any probs with la or anyone else as it will assist you later you should not be treated badly by anyone involved in your case keep all records until you find some one to trust and let them know how yo feel it is so very frustateing try to keep a sensible approach good luk

youngagain
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Re: Advice needed

Postby youngagain » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:48 am

Hi ,if you snow the report to your daughter then she can tell you if it is an accurate account.Ask her if she is happy with the counsellor and what he has told the ss.He does need consent from your daughter I think to disclose any personal information. I know its difficult to read things about your own family, you can write your own assessment and have that attached to their file if you think the report is unfair and misleading. If you daughter did not give consent then there may be a case for a complaint.

Sue74
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Re: Advice needed

Postby Sue74 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:49 am

Hi

Well i say my daughter is 16, she will be in 2 days, when the counsellor talked to the sw, my daughter legally was not old enough to give her consent so they both did it without my permission, i will be talking to both of their managers because what they did was underhanded and disrespectful not to mention morally wrong.

annette9999
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Re: Advice needed

Postby annette9999 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:22 pm

quote:
Originally posted by ied53

how old is you daughter? Do you have a solicitor? don't do anything yet write you responses to the report don't say it is wrong or criticize do point out where there have been misunderstandings. Don't become confrontational this will count against you, you have to think sideways now and respond in a detached manner.


Irene


annette9999
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Re: Advice needed

Postby annette9999 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:49 pm

Stage 1 I would write down the contents in the report that you are not happy with, send back to the social worker to include or not include the relevant points you want to put in . This is called a Revised Report. Do Not sign until you are happy

Stage 2 Who is the person that spoke to your daughter without your permission? if you have an agreement in place you are protected under The Data Protection Act 1998, which is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people, which means a person can be held responsible if they do not have permission to speak on that persons behalf, to another, but remember you need proof this has happenend i.e Witness or statement.
If you have the information within the statement to which you refer you must ask as you refer to HER! why this has happened Why SHE has done what you say she has, once you have done that explain you will be making a formal complaint and ask for the most senior of people to deal with it.

I understand your frustrations at this person talking, to just anyone but you MUST base your evidence on fact written or verbal and if and only then, you have it is your right to complain. You can also incorporate your concerns with Data Protection services which can be found on the web.

Hope this helps let me know


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