What is a Care Plan for Children?
Your care plan is written specifically for you. It is an important written document which explains what needs to happen whilst you've living in care to keep you safe and happy.
In this document, all of the important decisions about your life are listed and explained. Your care plan should also include:
- Who is caring for you
- Where you live
- How you are cared for
- Information about your health
- Details about your education
- Information about seeing your family and friends
- How to respect your culture
Having a care plan is your legal right, so you're allowed to ask your social worker questions about it. It's important that you understand your rights and entitlements so that you know you're being cared for correctly.
If you feel like you're not receiving the level of care you deserve, a NYAS advocate can help you to speak up. They can help you to be more involved with your care plan, and can also support you to make a formal complaint if this is something you want to do.