Tag Archive: care plan

A care plan is agreed for every young person reflecting their needs across the domains of mental health, risk, family, social functioning and education.

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If young people show signs of behaving in a disturbed/ violent way, staff should make every effort to try to help them calm down. To help with this staff should make themselves aware of what specific things upset and calm them. To do this they listen to what young people say is upsetting them and this should be noted in their care plan. If they have not been able to calm down, staff may need to do something else to stop the situation getting out of control.

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Staff are aware that peoples have different levels of understanding, this can be for various reasons, each explanation and care plan is tailored to the needs of the individual.

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Providing written information to the young person and parent/carer about the care plan and how to access services (both routinely and in a crisis); this information needs to be clear, easy to understand and jargon free.

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We avoid using medical or psychiatric jargon; if this does occur it is be clearly explained. All young people are provided with a glossary of the frequently used jargon, such as, care team, named nurse, care plan, CPA, Mental Health Act, informal, sectioned etc. Would be beneficial if the young people were asked what kind of terms they would use instead of the jargon.

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