; Down-time

Even if you pack in activities from morning to night there will inevitably be periods where young people are not participating in an organised session. This doesn't mean that this is necessarily an opportunity for volunteers to hit the nearest pub. During a long residential everyone will need some 'time off', but it's important that these are planned and co-ordinated so there are always workers supervising the young people. It should be agreed prior to the residential if workers are allowed to consume alcohol on their 'off' sessions. Good practice would not encourage this, as workers may be required if an emergency situation occurs.

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