Foster placement – ensuring that your opinion matters
There are many reasons for becoming involved with the KESB (Child and Adult Protection Service). You may feel like you don't know will happen, and that can make you feel insecure.
- Did you not receive an invitation to talk to the KESB?
- Are you being assigned a social worker?
- Or do you have to go to a foster family or an institution?
Then it is important that you have all the information and that your opinion matters. It’s also about you and it is your right to have your say.
Do you feel like nobody is listening to you? Or do you have questions about a foster placement or another issue? Or do you have a social worker who you feel doesn’t understand you? Then give us a call!
What is meant by threats to your safety?
Maybe someone around you feels that you are in danger and need help. Or you realise yourself that you require support. Then you or the other person can report this to the KESB (Child and Adult Protection Authority).
What is meant by residential care?
Sometimes, the problems in a family are so serious that children and young people are no longer able to live at home. What’s needed then is a third-party placement.
What is meant by hearings?
Whenever it’s about you, it is important that you are listened to and that your opinion matters. This is your right. If the court or the KESB (Child and Adult Protection Authority) make a decision that impacts you, they will invite you to a hearing. At the hearing, you will be listened to and you can ask questions.