Is this normal procedure?
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?
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
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