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Working with Children and adults who may be at risk of self-harm, 29/10/12 [S]

The Scottish Government has published practice guidance on issues of confidentiality, information sharing and protection and is for people working with children and adults where there is a concern about self-harm.

The guidance is intended to help people working in this context to be able to work effectively with people who self-harm. it is hoped this will complement relevant guidance already published.

This document is aimed at a range of staff groups and others, including health, social work, residential care staff; foster carers, kinship carers; teachers and other education staff; police staff, custody staff and prison staff who work with children and adults where there is a concern that they are involved in self-harming behaviours.

For full details see Working with Children and adults who may be at risk of self-harm; Practice guidance on infomration sharing, protection and confidentiality which is available from the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Working with Children and adults who may be at risk of self-harm; Practice guidance on infomration sharing, protection and confidentiality