What Happens Next – Age 0-4
What happens next
We’ll invite you to come and see us. We’ll also ask a parent, carer or support worker to come with you.
Don’t worry. The appointment is just to help us gather more information about you and your situation. For you it’s an opportunity to start getting support to help you deal with your difficulty.
At your appointment you’ll get to meet your Point 1 Key Worker. They will listen to you and your family or carers, and make a plan to help you cope with your difficulty.
This plan might include:
- Talking to someone one-to-one about your difficulty
- Joining other children who have the same difficulty in a group, to learn how to deal with it
- Finding out what you and your family/carers can do together to help you cope better
Whatever is in the plan, it will designed just for you, so you can start getting the help you need as soon as possible.
Who will know about my difficulty?
We will only share information about your difficulty if you and your parents or carers give us permission. At your first appointment, we will ask you and your parents or carers to agree which people we can talk to – such as your doctor or a teacher. It’s possible that by talking to these people we can get more information so that we can help you, or help them to understand what is going on for you.
The only time we would talk to other people is if we think you’re at risk of harm from someone else, or of harming another person or yourself. Then we have to involve other people to help keep you and others safe. We would do this by following proper procedures, such as Norfolk County Council’s Child Protection Procedures. But we will always try and talk to you or your parents or carers first if possible.