Nurse Consultant: You need to have an upfront approach to seeing children and young people 1:1. Ask “can we have a talk together and mum would you like to go and get a cup of tea?”

Clinical Nurse Specialist: at the start of the meeting explain that there will be a time where you and the child or young person will meet alone to help develop life skills needed in adulthood.

Charge Nurse: an idea of something you could say is: “we need to have a chat so why don’t you go get a coffee; we can call you if we need you to come back”.