Child Protection for the Autistic Child - A Resource
Are you a Parent/Carer with a Learning Difficulty?
Did you have learning support in school? Were you ever told by a health professional that you had a learning disability or autism? Do you have difficulty reading ?
If so please always make professionals aware that you may need independent support and time to understand what is being proposed and what options are available to you. Please do this even if you find it difficult or embarrassing and ask professionals to ensure that they follow the guidance set out in the documents listed below.
You are entitled to have an Advocate if you would like one to support you when you meet social workers and other professionals. Just ask your social worker to arrange this and ask that this request is recorded or write an email/have someone write an email on your behalf asking for an Advocate for you.