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Is this normal procedure?

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Worriedly2 · 26/04/2021 13:04

Shameless traffic post sorry.

I'll say from the outset I've been suffering with anxiety so just need a bit reassurance.

I was referred from gp to talking matters for counselling and just had the assessment this morning. I explained to the assessor what was causing anxiety and she asked for the date of births and full names of my children. She said it was just for safeguarding procedures.

There's nothing I could have said or how I said that would be worrying from a safeguarding perspective so I'm just a bit worried why that info was needed.

Just to clarify it was things like work, covid, and csection tramau.

Is it normal?

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Hdiebfhs · 26/04/2021 13:19

Yes normal. Just a procedure.


Hankunamatata · 26/04/2021 13:32

Mine did and took dh details too


Worriedly2 · 26/04/2021 13:34

Thank you both, I'm hoping the cbt works because I obviously need it!

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Sparklesocks · 26/04/2021 13:36

Good luck with all OP, hope it helps Flowers


LimeCoconut · 26/04/2021 13:53

Absolutely normal, there's a box in the assessment tool that asks for that info. It's just so that if anything was disclosed down the line they have those details to pass along, they have no idea who you are initially and for all they know you could be about to admit you're abusing your child.

I promise it's nothing you've said, it's just standard procedure. It can definitely spook people though as it feels very invasive, like why do you want to know the name and DOB of my child? Good luck with the therapy


Lougle · 26/04/2021 13:55

Really normal. Just as when I have to take one child to A&E, I have to tell them everyone who lives at the address, their ages, their relationships to the DC in attendance, which school they go to, etc.


Worriedly2 · 26/04/2021 14:05

Thank you all.

It did really spook me when she asked but good to know it's just a standard box type thing.

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