Child Protection for the Autistic Child - A Resource
A recently posted job description for an Education, Health and Care Case Plan Worker listed as an essential skill ‘Must be able to deal with difficult families’.
Families with children with needs are indeed difficult for local authorities, particularly if they know their and their child’s rights. That makes us particularly difficult I’m guessing. More difficult than families dealing with issues of domestic violence, addiction or poor mental health I’m wondering? Who knows or cares – best call us difficult and just ‘deal with us’ if we are so foolhardy as to ask for help and so silly as to expect respect.
Still, the good news from a local authority perspective is that if there are concerns that the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman might be difficult, just look for a Court Order so the Ombudsman cannot open up the case – that deals with difficult families too.
Wonder how the children get on in Care? Hmm – best not think too much about that - just too difficult and not in the job description.