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When to consider Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)?

It is usually best not to make decisions about risk on your own, but rather in consultation with a senior colleague, or with a CAMHS worker (see below). In order to make a judgement about the level of risk, it is important to take time to talk to the child/adolescent and to enquire about their […]

Self-Harm Practice Guidance

The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding boards have put together the below self-harm practice guidance for schools, which includes a raft of useful information, external agency links, incident report forms and more. You can download it here: Please be aware that the guidance is intended to be read in conjunction with the Derby and Derbyshire […]

How self-harm works

What young people have said: Distraction – the physical pain takes the focus away from the emotional pain. Self-punishing – some experience self-hatred or blame and use self-harm to punish themselves. Cleansing – may be a way of symbolically ridding themselves of contamination, often as a result of abuse. Control – may be a way […]