North West Coast Clinical Networks and NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a Children and Young Persons Self-Harm Practice Guide for Cheshire and Merseyside.
The document has been developed as a reference guide for all agencies and practitioners who meet children, young people, and their families. It is intended as a guide to supporting children and young people who have thoughts of, are about to or have self-harmed.
The document has been adapted for Cheshire and Merseyside and was originally created by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group in conjunction with Liverpool CAMHS, Liverpool Safeguarding Children Partnership and Liverpool John Moores University.
The guidance will support practitioners to keep children safe by outlining:
- What self-harm is
- The triggers for self-harm
- How to support children and young people who self-harm
To download the guide, click here.