Our Young People
Hear from our young people about the difference a good social worker makes.
My social worker is like a checklist of the perfect worker, excellent listener, great sense of humour, reliable, organised but not like really fussy, great company, a great advocate for me. On top of all this he explains things to me, it takes me a while to understand things and he makes sure I get it before he moves on, but never makes me feel stupid. If I didn’t get a plan, he sat and explained why it was important and how I could use it. He said “see it as a guide to your future and our agreement of how we will help you”. It made so much more sense. The worst thing about leaving care is losing him as a worker, he has been a real rock to me. I would not have got through this whole experience without him. I have come out the other end ready to face the world and work for what I want. Cheers mate!
CS, 20 yearsView All
My social worker is like a miracle worker, she always has my back and I know she cares about what happens to me. She gives me a hard time when I deserve it, who doesn’t need someone pushing you to do better when they know you can. But she always tells me when I have done well. A good social worker is worth their weight in gold. I want to be the best person I can be to pay them back for all the time and work they have given me to show them what a difference they made in my life
PJ, 13 yearsView All
When I came into care I was really scared, everything was different and I missed my family. My social worker worked so hard to make sure I felt safe and had someone to talk to. I always felt she really cared about what happened to me and she respected me. She was always open and honest and because of her I started to trust people again. This meant I could get help with some of my emotional problems and not keep breaking down placements. Even when I got older and she had been promoted to a team manager, she was always available if I had a really bad problem. She has been the one constant person in all my time in care. I am really grateful that she stuck by me and helped me be the person I am today
SW, 20 yearsView All