We know that one of the most important things that children need to grow and develop is an understanding of their history, who they are, who has been important in their life and who is in their world now. For children growing up in foster care this is particularly important. Brighton and Hove social workers are committed to ensuring that your child is supported to understand their history and have their progress and successes celebrated to help them grow to be confident in who they are.
The Me and My World Review is a process not just a meeting. It takes place within the first three months of a child being placed with you and then at least six monthly and normally includes a meeting with and for the child or young person. The aim of the meeting is to talk about key events for your child over the last six months; any challenges they may be experiencing and how these might be overcome; their key achievements and successes in order that everyone involved in their life can know about this and share pride in their achievements. If difficult issues need to be discussed about your relationship with them and/OR their placement with you, you’ll be able to discuss with your supervising Social Worker, the IRO and the child’s social worker when and how these discussions should best take place. The decision might be made that this shouldn’t happen in the meeting itself.