It was useful having an advocate for us, working with us with DCP. Matters were dealt with a lot quicker. Before that we felt like there was a hold up and there was no progress. Our worker took the time to help us with our relapse prevention plan. She didn't judge us or talk down to us. She would tell it like it was; she was open and honest and straight to the point. She worked out what we needed to work on and what we didn't need to work on anymore. She explained things in a way that we could understand it. She gave us hope and confidence that the kids would come home and reassured us that we were on the right path. She took us for the people that we were, rather than the people in the paperwork. Because she didn't judge us we then thought that others wouldn't judge us too. We're not ashamed anymore. We have been there, done that, and conquered it. We are proud of ourselves now. We can't thank our worker enough”.
Be honest and up front about what has been going on, because if you have communication you get somewhere. We were wary at first, but by being up front it all worked out. Think positively; keep communicating, and you will get the help you need