What councils will do

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Within seven days a social worker will visit the carer and child, and contact the parent in order to:

  • Gather information for welfare checks.
  • Inspect the accommodation.
  • Check the carer and parents are clear about the length of the arrangement and how the child is to be supported financially.
  • Interview the child alone to check they feel safe and well cared for.
  • Check that arrangements have been made for the child’s health and
  • Check that arrangements have been made for the child to keep in contact with parents.