After you have received the diagnosis for your child a care plan should be drawn up and updated as time progresses. There will need to be regular assessments of your families and your child’s needs. During the assessments there are certain areas that should always be covered we have listed these below.
During this stage of the journey you as the parent should feel in control of your child’s needs. It is imperative that the care plan put in place documents all assessments that have been carried out and all the decisions you and the care professionals have made. You will meet lots of new people during this period, some of the services or professionals you encounter might be completely new to you and you must make sure that you are fully informed as to why these people are involved in your child’s care, what they are there to do and why.