Staff views of a deliberate self-harm protocol for children and young people

Bernadette Ruttle, Kathryn Chappell
Paediatric Nursing 2006, 18 (3): 20-2
An audit to evaluate a protocol for the management of children and young people presenting with self-harm was undertaken at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust. The objectives were to review current practice and to identify strengths and challenges. The audit showed that most staff were aware of the written procedure for obtaining a specialist assessment by the child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), but that feedback was inconsistent and there was a need for improved communication between health professionals.

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