Ms A has been living with Mr B for several years, they both have learning difficulties. Ms A is now pregnant, and their GP and the Social Work department have expressed concerns about the safety and security of the child once it is born. Naturally, Ms A and Mr B want to address these concerns, but they do not really know what to do.
Mr B phoned OPAL, and the OPAL adviser referred them to Independent Advocacy. Their Advocacy Worker was able to help them prepare to meet with the Social Workers, and helped them to understand the specific concerns of the GP and Social Work. The Advocacy Worker also helped them to understand the Action Plan that the Social Workers put in place for them.