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Privileged glimpses 18: Behaviours that harm the individual

Generally speaking the more that we focus upon a behaviour the more it recurs anyway so only intervene if you have to. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 17: Challenging behaviour means …

Challenging behaviour is a combination of two criteria:
1.Behaviour that we don’t like;
2.Behaviour that we think we need to respond to.
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Privileged glimpses 16: Support is meaningless all by itself

It’s sad to see how many people will confidently state that they’ll offer support as though that solves the problem but when pressed have no idea about what is really required. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 15: A duty of care myth

This gives people the sense that they are: Hanged if they do and Hanged if they don’t Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 14: You’re probably not an emergency service

If it doesn’t need emergency services it’s not an emergency. It may be something that’s better sorted out sooner than later but it’s not worth putting yourself or others at risk. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 13: The saviour fantasy

If you think that you can save the world you are wrong. If you are prepared to work on getting your own piece of the task right you can be part of a team that makes a real difference. The choice may be yours but the price if you overstretch yourself will be paid by your service users Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 12: Don’t flap

Some of the most caring and compassionate people I know are also the ones most likely to turn into headless chickens the moment anything out of the ordinary happens. Continue reading

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