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Negotiated Stopping

Negotiated Stopping - something we can all celebrate!!

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By Helen Jones |  August 13, 2012 |

Negotiated Stopping
Young people getting a chance to play on the first negotiated stopping site in Leeds

We’re celebrating hard at Leeds GATE.  After nearly a decade of work, the Negotiated Stopping Agreement which was signed by the City Council and a small group of Leeds based Travellers last Friday; feels like we’ve won a gold medal. Negotiated Stopping is a very simple concept but it requires critical ingredients to work.  Motivation: everyone has got to really want to do it.  Risk: everyone has had to stick their necks out a bit further than usual.  Trust; we have to leave all our histories behind and believe that our partners in this deal want it to work as much as we do.

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Negotiated Stopping – What is it?

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By Helen Jones |  February 27, 2012 |

Remember that irritating advert that claimed the product would “do what it says on the tin”?

The Oxford dictionary says that negotiate means “to try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion”. So a thing that has been ‘negotiated’ is surely ‘an agreement or compromised reached by discussion’.

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