Extra Support

Extra Support 2016-12-22T12:42:15+00:00

If your child or young person needs some extra support or if the named person is worried about their wellbeing, they may suggest writing a plan to makes sure that any issues or problems can be dealt with.

You should be involved in the plan and so should your child whenever that is possible.

It’s THEIR plan after all!

The named person might use the wellbeing wheel to guide the conversation with you and your child and there are 5 questions they will ask themselves to make sure they get the right support and help:

The 5 questions the named person will consider:

  1. What is getting in the way of this child or young person’s wellbeing?
  2. What can I do now to help this child or young person?
  3. What additional help – if any – may be needed from others?
  4. Do I have all the information I need to help this child or young person?
  5. What can my agency do to help this child or young person?

There might be other people who could help you and the named person can put you and your child in touch with them.

Unless there was serious worries about your child’s safety the named person would nearly always speak to you and your child before sharing information with other people.

You should then meet up with the named person again after an agreed time to review the plan and see how you are doing.