I have my own personal experiences of how hard this type of work can be. Being spat at, having blood, piss, s**t and vomit thrown at you or left for you to step in or accidentally touch isn't pleasant. However, when I was a youth worker I had a duty of care to every young person I worked with.
Former NT youth worker, now youth advocate and policy adviser in the ACT
Hannah Watts is a former NT youth worker, now youth advocate and policy adviser in the ACT.
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