5.13 Absence of Parents and/or Children
If parents and/or children do not wish to attend the conference they must be provided with full opportunities to contribute their views. The social worker must facilitate this by:
- Exploring the use of an advocate or supporter to attend on behalf of the parent or child;
- Enabling the child or parent to write, or tape, or use drawings to represent their views;
- Agreeing that the social worker, or any other professional, expresses their views.