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These discussions can be done as a group, such as you, the supervisor and the client, or could be part of a tiered system, in which you talk to the client and other colleagues, where applicable, then take the results of these discussions to the supervisor and decide on a course of action. It is important that the manner in which you participate in the discussion supports client self-determination. Self-determination is when a person is free to make their own decisions regarding aspects of their life. To a client, this could mean being able to choose: •How they would like to receive care and support •What they would like to eat •What they would like to wear •What they would like to do •Where they want their care and support to lead When working with or discussing with a client, you should always promote the fact that they have self-determination and are free to make many, if not all, of their own choices; this will remind them that they are in control of their own lives and the direction they are going in and will reinforce notions of independence and autonomy.