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Aims:

  • An awareness and understanding of self-harming behaviour amongst children and young people and how to respond to it
  • Acquired a knowledge about self-harm and suicide in children and young people to take back to and share with your own service providers / agencies
  • Increased confidence in managing disclosures of self-harm and how to safeguard children and young people

Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the aims of this course, we will:

  • Survey the risk factors related to self-harm and suicide
  • Explore how and why children and young people self-harm
  • Consider what to ask when somebody discloses self-harm
  • Demonstrate and practice developing safety plans about self-harm
  • Examine how to record and report information about self-harm when safeguarding children and young people.
  • Consider ongoing management and interagency working

Target Audience

Both Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Practitioners

This one day course is for professionals (voluntary and statutory) who either work predominately or who have regular contact with children and young people; for those who hold particular responsibilities for safeguarding and for those who hold positions as professional advisors. (i.e. Groups 2,3,4 and 5).

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