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Pre birth assessment

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Anon1112 Fri 06-Oct-17 14:29:28

Hey everyone.
I received a letter today saying next week I will be home visited by a social worker due to some information they have received and that they would like to do a assessment and see if I am getting the support I need.

I can only assume this is about the health visitor meeting I had the other day where I told her about my unborn babies father and how he has been really quite unsupportive and nasty during my pregnancy,and how when he sees her it will be at my house as I don't trust him.
There is nothing else this could be about in my mind.

I'm just looking for some advice on what to expect from one of these?
I'm sick with worry so any help would be amazing.
Thank you

user1493413286 Sun 08-Oct-17 10:56:19

Please try not to worry as they will just want to support you.
They’ll want to talk to you about the baby’s dad and understand what your worries are and whether you and baby are safe. They’ll also want to talk to you about the support you have, your preparations for baby and normally talk about your experiences of being parented and your understanding of what a baby needs.
They’ll want to see around your home and will ask permission to do checks with your midwife and GP.
Depending whether they’re worried about all of this they’ll decide whether they think you need more social work support and at what level or if you can be supported by health visitors etc.
Be honest with them as when people hide things it always comes out in the end and can make things more difficult.
Write down any questions you have now and make sure you ask them.

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