I was an Advocate for the Parents at a Child Protection Case conference the other day and they were trying to make arrange a Parenting Assessment to take lace within a month to six weeks time.
A date was given for the next announced visiit as it was decided to leave the children on the child protection care plan until the parenting assessment has taken place.
Then one of the Social Workers said that they would need to make another date for a core meeting.
The parents stated that they had a various out Patients appoinments to attend and could not supply a date available for this meeting.
We then suggested that the core group meeting could take place at the Parents home the same day where they have the announced .
We asked if this was possible because the Guidelines state that a core meeting can take place at the Parents home.
So it is all agreed next week the school nurse will join the two Social
wWorkers and the Go ahead for the core meeting is next week in the Service Users home.