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MrsH1989 Wed 09-Dec-15 18:13:24

Hi all,

I have heard comments about SW rejecting biscuits before but ours will be at ours for 5 hrs tomorrow, 10-3pm. I am guessing we need to offer lunch but I dont really know what to do. Should I buy some nibbles that can picked t whilst we talk, make sandwiches? What if one of them is vegetarian and I whips out a load of sausage rolls??
WWYD?

princesspeppa Wed 09-Dec-15 18:28:54

Personally, my SW's rejected the offer of a drink most of the time, so I didn't offer them food! I offered a drink a couple of times during the session, and provided some biscuits, but I don't think they expected anything. I actually found it a little off putting in that they wouldn't even have a drink and just wanted to "get on with it". I wouldn't worry too much about it.

MrsH1989 Wed 09-Dec-15 18:32:50

On both visits so far they have accepted a cup of tea...

MintyLizzy9 Wed 09-Dec-15 19:21:56

In 12 months I've had one accept a brew and one a cup of hot water...stopped getting the biscuits in in the end as I just ate the lot when they left blush

Maiyakat Wed 09-Dec-15 19:27:47

5 hours of SWs?! <faints>
Apart from wine for you for after, how about getting some nice soup, rolls and cheese? Covers the vegetarian problem, and if they don't eat it it's stuff that will keep well and won't be wasted.

Tamponlady Wed 09-Dec-15 19:53:02

I did rolls meat and tuna a big bowl of crisps and we just dug in

MrsH1989 Wed 09-Dec-15 20:39:16

I know Maiyakat. I have already got the wine in! We are an hour away from our chosen LA so we have longer and less frequent appointments, this is our first "proper visit". I like soup and rolls idea. May get some meats in too.

wherethewildthingis Wed 09-Dec-15 21:01:56

OP I am a social worker- they won't expect you to feed them and will feel awkward about eating lunch. Maybe offer a few nibbles if you really want to. Your social worker will be used to missing lunch and will probably fetch something to eat in the car on the way home .You're definitely not expected to offer anything.

MrsH1989 Wed 09-Dec-15 21:37:08

Thank you!

firefly78 Wed 09-Dec-15 21:43:28

im also a social worker and would most certainly appreciate the offer. but again probably wouldn't accept. i may gratefully accept a biscuit and cuppa. thats a long session though and over lunch. wow. 5 hours!!!

bostonkremekrazy Wed 09-Dec-15 22:16:06

perhaps we are unusual but our sw ate every session! snacks, tea and biccies, soup and bread rolls - whatever we made really!

Devora Thu 10-Dec-15 10:17:09

FIVE HOURS? Ye gods.

Can YOU last that long without lunch? If they refuse lunch, will you go ahead and eat in front of them? [worries]

MrsH1989 Thu 10-Dec-15 10:48:56

We have had a late breakfast, BLT so can hopefully survive on liquid and chocolate biscuits until they leave. They are almost an hour late and have been sa in stand still traffic for most of that time apparently only tens mins away. Waiting makes me anxious...they are probably really frustrated!

wherethewildthingis Fri 11-Dec-15 07:43:55

Hope it went well OP. I thought about this thread yesterday and chuckled. In a twelve hour working day I managed to eat a packet of crisps (in car) and a shortbread biscuit (half inched from colleagues desk). This is the typical social worker diet and the reason we all look so unhealthy!!

MrsH1989 Fri 11-Dec-15 21:21:00

It went fine thank you. They went to sainsburys up the road to get lunch which also gave us all a break which was much needed!

Desmoulinsonatable Sat 12-Dec-15 08:00:27

I have to say, I regularly bake for our social workers, (dds' and ours) provide favourite biscuits and we've done lunch a few times. It makes the whole thing more relaxed and now the children are here it's a game to see what Mummy has baked!

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