Building Professional Confidence in Responding to Self Harm


Target Group: The course is aimed at practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. The particular focus of this training is understanding and addressing deliberate self harm. This training is also valuable for voluntary and sports & leisure organisations.

Course Aim: For participants to develop an understanding of why young people self harm and consider a multi agency response. Patterns of self-harm in children and young people are evolving with the explosion of digital communication.  Areas that will be considered include; how do we recognise the warning signs, what action do we need to take and how do we assess risk?

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will have

  • An understanding of why young people self-harm
  • Developed strategies for responding to a disclosure of self-harm
  • Develop questioning skills with young people who self-harm
  • Consider alternative coping strategies for young people who self-harm and the key steps to help them reduce their harming

To use this booking system, you will first need to create a user account and once you have done this, you will be able to manage your own bookings, access course evaluations, certificates and access your training history.

Please note: individuals must create their own account. There is no facility for one person to create an account in their name and book places for numerous numbers of staff. If you are booking on behalf of another member of staff you need to register in their name rather than your own.

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