Welfare of the child

As a licensed unit, we are required by law to satisfy ourselves that we know of no medical or social reason why an individual or couple may not be offered treatment, including anything that may adversely affect the welfare of any resulting child.

We make our enquiries by asking patients to complete a welfare of the child form.
If necessary we may need to make further enquiries by contacting the patient's GP or other third parties.

Decision process

People seeking treatment are entitled to a fair and unprejudiced assessment of their situation and needs.

This is conducted with skill and sensitivity appropriate to the delicacy of the case and the wishes and
feelings of those involved. Patients are also encouraged to give their views before any decision is made.

If you have concerns regarding any of the issues raised above, please contact a member of the counselling team on 0151 702 4075.