Stop and make time to talk

Remember that if a young person approaches you it is you that they want to talk with.

The young person may not find it easy to talk so they need to be given time. Don’t try to have a rushed conversation.

If you are in the middle of doing something or are busy then let the young person know that you will make a time to talk with them.  Make a time there and then so that they know you are taking them seriously.

Give the young person your undivided attention. Show them that they are important and that you care.

Make sure that where you meet is private so that you can have an open and honest conversation without interruptions.

Last updated: 15 August, 2016