This is the person who is employed by the local authority of Kent who works with you. When you first arrive in the country, a Social Worker will be appointed to you. They should spend time making sure you are settled and will visit to make sure that you are happy with the way you are being cared for. You can phone your social worker and ask them to visit you (in between their regular visits) if you need to talk to them about something. Your Social Worker is there to help you and make sure you have all the support you need. They will work with other organisations if you need additional support, such as counselling. They will also help you with the asylum process and can attend asylum interviews with you.
You will have a Care Plan that sets out your needs and how they will be met.
When you first arrive in the UK, you will be given a Social Worker. They will spend some time with you and make sure you are happy with the way you are being cared for. They will support you during asylum interviews and assessments and help you with the asylum process. If you need extra help, like counselling, from other people or organisations, they will help you get this.
You will also have a Care Plan that sets out your needs and how these will be met.
Find out more about the role of Social Worker here.
Find out more about your Care Plan here.