Preventing suicide and self-harm
Information and resources to help social workers to be vigilant and responsive to potential suicide risk.
Young people we work with often have a complex mix of issues, so it’s important we’re vigilant and responsive to potential suicide risk. A recent review identified two relatively distinct groups of young people at risk of committing suicide:
- those with highly complex needs, with significant histories with us, who are identified as at risk
- those who are not well known to us, have little history with us, but go on to commit suicide.
The Practice Centre outlines the various 'points' at which require an appropriate screen or assessment should be applied.