How can I offer this in my service?
- Take young people’s identities, preferences and needs seriously
- Offer options-based not directive support and activities
- Include young people in decision-making about their support, and place appropriate boundaries on the role of adults in these decisions
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Art* (young person) said “they never pressure us to do anything but make us aware of the options. They offer information for parents and families and talk things through with us. Because we’re almost adults, its more about giving us the information to make the decisions for ourselves.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.