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Self Harming and Suicidal Ideation Pathway

Self Harming and Suicidal Ideation Pathway

The purpose of the pathway is to improve the referral processes, and the coordination of information, advice, support and treatment that is provided to children and young people who self-harm and/or experience suicidal ideation. If this is achieved the benefits experienced by children, young people and their families will be evidenced by them reporting a high level of satisfaction with:

• The speed in obtaining a response to their concerns.
• The appropriateness of the information, advice, support or treatment that is provided.
• The positive changes to the child/ young person’s self-harming behaviour and emotional wellbeing.
Improvements will be evidenced by:
• A decrease in the number of reported incidents of self-harm
• A decrease in the seriousness of the self-harm that is reported.
• A decrease in the numbers of presentations as a result of self-harm at Accident and Emergency departments.
• A decrease in the number of repeat referrals.
• A reduction in the numbers of requests for home tuition or alternative educational provision as a result of mental health problems.
• A decrease in the number of deaths as a result of self-inflicted injuries.

Who is the document for?
This document and pathway is primarily for frontline staff working with children and young people who:
• Identify themselves as using self-harm as a coping strategy
• Require support as a result of disclosing self-harm, suicidal ideation and or previous suicide attempt

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