; Medication

Groups deal with medication requirements in different ways, depending on the type of group, the needs of the young people and the willingness of workers to take on the responsibility.

Some groups agree to 'hold' medication for young people, and oversee the dispensing. This usually requires the parent or carer to provide the medication in a sealed, labelled and safe storage container.

Some groups also take general, over the counter medication and ask parents to complete a form detailing which of the brand medicines can be given to their child if required.

Other groups decide not to do this and, if a young person is ill, appropriate professional medical attention is sought.

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