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Introduction to Self-Harm in Children and Young People

This 3 hour workshop aims to increase understanding and awareness of deliberate self-harm in children and young people, increase ability to identify the early signs of deliberate self-harm and increase awareness of information and support services in your local area

Part day course for

Practitioners from any agency (such as Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Home School Link Workers, Foster Carers, Youth Support Workers and GPs) who work with children (8 years plus) or young people who self-harm, or with their families who live within the HCC boundaries

Presented by

Children's Services Workforce Development Team, Rachel Bowen - Primary Mental Health - Local CAMHS team

Learning outcomes:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define deliberate self-harm
  • Identify the prevalence of deliberate self-harm in children and young people
  • Describe the early signs of deliberate self-harm in children and young people
  • Explain the CAMHS referral criteria (what will be accepted, who can refer, how to refer)
  • Identify how to deal with immediate risk and develop safety plan for the young person
  • Identify local support services
  • Use the Specialist CAMHS Consultation Line

Course content and methodology:

  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Small group work
  • Use of case studies

Other Booking Information

  • Cost to HCC C&F staff - free

  • Cost to Charity / Voluntary agency staff - £56

  • Cost to others - £80

  • Please book a place online - Learning Zone help pages

  • Foster Carer bookings - please book using this application form

  • Non HCC staff - if you have problems booking online, please submit this application form instead

  • All charged bookings are subject to a late cancellation fee.  Please exercise responsible booking practice and see our Cancellation Policy for full details

  • Notification of any changes to bookings must be sent by email to

  • Prices


    Provided by: Children's Services Workforce Development Team

    Course code: XXCK0232

    Subscribers: £0