Slough Safeguarding Adults Partnership

Guidance for Practitioners to support adults, children or young people at risk of suicide ideation

 We are aware that mental health concerns have risen during the pandemic which has led to an increase in suicide ideation in the adult population. Many different practitioners may come into contact with clients who are considering or threatening to take their own life which is a very difficult situation for a practitioner who does not normally deal with severe mental health concerns.

 

This area of concern was also highlighted last year when a case was considered by the Safeguarding Adults Review Panel (SARP) which involved a carer faced with a client who was stating that she planned to end her life. The SARP considered that it was important for practitioners to have some guidance regarding this extremely difficult situation.

 

Slough Safeguarding Partnership has worked with Public Health Colleagues and Mental Health Practitioners to develop guidance which includes support for practitioners working with adults and children and young people who are at risk of suicide ideation. Click on the link below to access the guidance.

Guidance for Practitioners to support adults, children or young people at risk of suicide ideation

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