If it is safe for you to meet with your family members your social worker will arrange regular meetings with them. This is often called family time or ‘contact’.
This will happen if:
If you want to know more about family time, like where and when it will happen, then you can have a discussion about this with your social worker. If you are unhappy about your family time arrangements you have a chat with your Advocate.
Sometimes there is some confusion about overnight stays with your friends, hopefully the information below clears it all up.
Things to remember:
An independent visitor is someone who becomes friends with children and young people who are in care.
Any child or young person who is in care and doesn’t get to see their parents very much or at all.
If you have an independent visitor you will get to know one
another and do fun things together.