Contact with family

We know how important it is for you to see your family.  When you first come into care an agreement will be made about when and where you can see your family and other important people.  If you are old enough to understand, you will be involved in talking about when you see your family.

There is a ‘Contact Policy’ in place and this says that we should always support and encourage contact with your family and other important people.

The only times that contact would not happen would be:

‘Contact’ can take place in a number of ways:

All of this will be agreed when you first come into care and it may change depending on your plan.

Some children who do not have contact with their birth family might ask for a ‘befriender’ – this person is a volunteer who will be specially matched to a child or young person.  Befrienders offer children in care the opportunity to have a fun relationship!  Any child in care can have a befriender, speak to your social worker about it.