Your social worker who has been visiting you has to write a report about all the things they know about you and your family. They will share with you the information in their report that you need to know. They will make suggestions about keeping the children in your family safe.
The chairperson will meet with you before the meeting starts. The chairperson will explain anything you are unsure about and answer any questions you may have. There may be something that you want some of the people attending the meeting to know, but do not want to or feel able to say it in front of other family members.
The chairperson may ask those people to leave for a short time, or may share your views in the meeting for you, if you do not want to speak in front of the other people. Before the meeting starts you will be able to choose where you want to sit in the meeting room before the other people are brought in.
All those present, including you, will be given a chance to tell everyone what you think about the concerns raised and to tell the meeting about your family, school and other things that are important to you.
If you do not understand anything that is said please tell the chairperson. At the end of the meeting the chairperson will give a short summary of what has been said and will then ask the other people attending for their opinion about the risk of harm. They will also ask you if you have anything further to say.