This course ensures practitioners understand what to look for and how to respond to a young person who may be self-harming.
Developed with young people the course aims to challenge and build confidence in practitioners’ skills to listen and respond to young people, effective intervention strategies and knowing when and how to involve other agencies.
Those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.
For example: residential workers, paediatricians, GPs, youth workers, those working in the early years sector, residential staff, midwives, school nurses, sexual health staff, teachers, probation staff, police (including those in specialist child protection roles) sports club welfare officers, those working with adults in, for example, learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services, those working in community play schemes.
- have increased professional skills in listening and responding to young people who self harm
- understand the causes of self harm to be a manifestation of externalising behaviour during emotional distress
- develop strategies to manage and assess risky behaviour, identifying when to seek additional help
- have greater confidence in managing difficult conversations with all involved
- gain a greater understanding of treatment and the roles and responsibilities of partner agencies
- be familiar with the DSCB protocol around self harming behaviour in young people and escalation protocol.
booking and dates
At this time there are no courses scheduled. If you are looking for an individual place please fill in the form on the right. If you want to book the course for your organisation or setting please contact us.