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This training is targeted to practitioners in early help, social workers, family support and adolescent workers, health professionals, schools, voluntary sector and others who are in direct contact with children.
Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals.
This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge required to identify, assess and support children and young people who self-harm. It also covers statutory requirements, pan-London child protection procedures and local area practice and the application of the LSCP management of self-harm protocol. The session will include exercises based on case studies.
By attending this course, participants will have
- An improved awareness of identification of self-harm and assessment of risk levels in line with the LSCP threshold for referral and assessment guidance.
- An increased understanding and knowledge of how to manage conversations about self-harm
- Developed an understanding of coping / distraction strategies and distress tolerance.
- Developed skills and knowledge to complete safety plans / What If Plan for self-harm and how to involve the parent / carer.
- Developed an understanding of what best practice in managing self-harm looks like by sharing case examples.
- To consider the differences in suicidal ideation and self – harm and how they relate to each other.