Today’s problem is from our Life on the Frontline mum.
Following our family’s involvement with Child Protection a couple of weeks ago, which you can read about here, we have been contacted now by another Child Protection social work. She has asked to come and visit us, as a follow up and to see if there is any additional support they can offer, which I’m fine about. During our phone conversation she also disclosed, “And I’ll need to see the children on their own”.
This I am not fine about, and I fervently made my opposition to this request known. I can’t see why the children need to be seen on their own when the incident which led to CP’s involvement has already been resolved and dismissed by the social worker we saw on the day. I know for a fact that Tall was quite distressed by the whole event and would not want to be interviewed by a social worker again. As for Small, I’m certain he will give short change to any social worker, not his favourite kind of people. She has agreed to come out and just so me “for now”.
So I’m asking for help in understanding, can they insist on seeing the children? Has anyone else been through this experience and what happened with the follow up interviews? And can anyone suggest any additional support this department may be able to access for us. The only thing I can think of support wise is that they educate the school on dealing with families living with early life trauma, but I’m not holding out much hope for this.