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“Within a framework of psycho-social nursing, each child is allocated two ‘key workers’. The Nurses and Therapeutic Care Workers also run various therapeutic groups and community meetings, with the aim of giving the young people opportunities for working with peers.” (see Gustavus Jones 2007)

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The community meetings are ideal for introductions. It is often the staff who introduce the young person to others. However, buddies can be supported to do this.

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The daily community meetings provide an opportunity for the young people to review their activities and “check in”. The practical and emotional stuff is attended to. Everyone is given the chance to say something within the boundaries held by staff. The meeting is really important because it can air and sort out tensions before they blow up. It’s not just nursing staff who attend – other parts of the MDT are represented. But we are always mindful about not outnumbering the young people!

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