I met up with Tom and he told me that he wants to go to see if he can find out whether his ex-girlfriend still lives in the same property as she hasn’t responded to solicitor’s letters. I had a lot of worries around the potential different issues that may arise if he were to go, and how this would affect his current positive mind set; i.e. What if she didn’t live there and he felt he would never see his son again? What if she did live there and they ended up arguing; how would he deal with this and would we be dragged in? What if she did live there, but just ignored him? There were a lot of different variables that needed consideration so I phoned Tom and he just reeled of every potential and how he would cope which put my mind at ease because he had obviously been thinking about this a lot and weighed it all up positively. I took Tom over and he found out she did still live there so he posted his phone number through the door and said he would now start legal proceedings. So all-in-all my worries were dispelled and I believe just that 5 minutes it took to do a tad of Sleuthing put Tom’s mind at rest and now he has a bit more clarity on the direction he can go.
Jamie, Support Worker