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Meeting with social services

When you have meetings with , they are responsible for ensuring you are given information that is important for you to know. You can always ask questions and let them know if you don’t understand something.

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Before the meeting

You can have the help of an interpreter if you speak a language other than Swedish. Let social services know before the meeting if that is the case!

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You can bring someone else along to the meeting, for example, a parent, recreation leader, friend or sibling.

Examples of questions you can ask

  • Why do I need to meet social services?
  • Do I have to go to the meeting?
  • Who am I going to meet?
  • Who else is going to be there?
  • What are we going to talk about?
  • What sort of help are social services going to provide?
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It’s ok to ask your social worker these questions before the meeting

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At the meeting

You are always entitled to ask questions. If you don’t understand, ask again!

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You decide for yourself what you want to say and what questions you want to answer. You can be completely silent and just listen.

Examples of questions you can ask

  • What’s going to happen to me?
  • Who’s going to be informed about the things I tell you?
  • What was actually decided?
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It’s ok to ask your social worker these questions at the meeting

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At the end of the meeting

You can ask the social worker to summarise what was said at the meeting and explain what is going to happen next.

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You can always contact your social worker after the meeting if there was something you did not understand.

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Usually you have the right to read what social services have written about you.

Examples of questions you can ask

  • Are we going to have more meetings?
  • Who will I see at the next meeting?
  • What are social services going to do now?
  • Can we be in contact via text messages (sms)?
  • How can we be in contact otherwise?
  • Can you remind me when it’s time for the next meeting?
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It’s ok to ask your social worker these questions after the meeting

How did you feel after the meeting?

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