I have an appointment with a social worker soon and im worried that if I say too much about what is happening that my parents will find out. the social worker said she wants to find out more about whats been happening... but if I say too much its going to go pear shaped I just know it what is the social workers role to do once she has spoken to me does she have to go and see my parents or what someone please help im gettin myself into a right flap ova this xxx
It depends on the situation. If it's concerning your parents actions I would confront them first and tell them you want to get help. If that is not an option, go to the social worker and ask if it is confidential. If it is not you can go to a preacher or pastor, even if you aren't religious they are guiding people and will keep it confidential.
If it concerns your actions, ask the social worker if it is confidential and go from there. If you are willing to get help for something you did then you are more grown up than you think you are and your parents may be proud of you for trying to get help.
Tell the social worker the truth. I don't think your parents would be angry. If they are level headed, they will understand that social workers are there to protect children and families, not pull them apart. If they don't understand that, it is a sign of dysfunction and they may need the help the social worker can provide. There aren't any perfect families, and there is always room for improvement.
Is the social worker seeing you because of concern about your actions or because of actions involving your parents?
If it is simply about you and your actions then, since you are 17, I'd tell her/him that the only way you are going to be forthcoming is if you are guaranteed that your revelations are confidential and will not get back to your parents.