Recently, as a carer, I have come across the situation where an organisation official of a club of which my son is a member, spoke with my son who is in his teens. This official said thatmy son should decide on a place he wishes to go, pay for it himself without asking me or my wife to help, and then the trip would take place with a number of others from the group and a number of club officials.My son was told that I could not accompany him or assist him in any way, which goes against my son's declared wishes. Do you think that it is about time that officials from many organisations accepted and realised that parents/ careres are the best placed people to help the young person decide what is best for them and that it is not the officials? My wife and I have activily been involved with my son's care plan in all aspects of his life and this includes consulting and working with mental health proffesionals. My instinct tells me to challenge the way this particular official seemed to railroad my son into making a decision which my son does not feel comfortable in making on his own. Would it be right to do so? (no agressively of course).Also can any one tell me if I as my son's registered carer have any legal grounds on which to challenge this official?
Could you update us about your situation now? Have you been able to work with the club officials and had positive reassurance about the support he is receiving?