I would have liked it better if my social worker just sat me down and explained what could happen…what secure was…what it looked like…how it would help me…why it was the only option now…instead of threatening me with secure care all the time. Social Workers need to be more truthful with us.
Additional information about this standard
Illustrative links to the Health and Social Care Standards
- 1.2 My human rights are protected and promoted and I experience no discrimination.
- 2.3 I am supported to understand and uphold my rights.
- 2.4 I am supported to use independent advocacy if I want or need this.
- 2.6 I am as involved as I can be in agreeing and reviewing any restrictions to my independence, control and choice.
- 2.9 I receive and understand information and advice in a format or language that is right for me.
- 2.10 I can access translation services and communication tools where necessary and I am supported to use these.
- 2.12 If I am unable to make my own decisions at any time, the views of those who know my wishes, such as my carer, independent advocate, formal or informal representative, are sought and taken into account.
- 3.24 If I might harm myself or others, I know that people have a duty to protect me and others, which may involve contacting relevant agencies.
- 4.1 My human rights are central to the organisations that support and care for me.
Illustrative links to How Good is Our School? quality indicators
- 2.1 Safeguarding and child protection
- 2.4 Personalised support
- 3.1 Ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion