Getting help and being assessed
- Help on our terms - not having to sit tests
- Help without our children having to be seen as ‘at risk’ first
- To be able to get help without people thinking we can’t cope
- To be able to say no to services
- To be assessed by workers who have had training to understand our needs
- To be assessed for the good things we do and to be given time to show the things we can do
- How can we get help even if our children don't have a child protection plan?
- Can we get services without having to sit an intelligence test?
- Can we ask for help without services thinking we can't cope?
- Do we have a choice between different services?
- How can you help us see the same social worker or case worker every time?
- What training do the workers assessing us have to know about our needs?
- When we are assessed, do you ask about what we are good at?
- How do you make sure any assessment of us is fair? (given that we have learning difficulties)
- How do you explain to the children’s workers that we may need more time?