NYSCP Workforce Guidance: Key Messages - North Yorkshire

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Workforce Guidance: Key Messages

Workforce Guidance: Key Messages

Questions you could ask

  • Are you having thoughts of suicide/killing yourself?
  • What is happening for you?
  • Is this affecting you?
  • What help do you need?
  • What would you like to happen next?
  • Do not be afraid to talk about self-harm and suicide.
  • Respond in a non-judgemental way if a child/young person discloses they are self-harming or thinking of suicide.
  • Do not just focus on the self-harm or suicidal intent; consider the underlying issues.
  • Be clear about your own organisational policies.
  • Refer on for support or speak to a specialist for advice if you are unsure about the level of risk.
  • Work with other professionals to ensure relevant information is shared when appropriate.
  • Remember you can play a part in keeping children/young people safe.

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