News Safeguarding

National investigation into child suicide launched

 The UK’s first national investigation into suicide in children and young people is being set up by The University of Manchester to examine causes and recommend prevention strategies.

“Suicide is one of the main causes of death in young people. Despite this there is no current system nationally for reporting suicide trends or recommending priorities for prevention in this specific age group. The investigation hopes to fill this gap.” Professor Louis Appleby
Commissioned by The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership on behalf of NHS England, DHSSPS Northern Ireland, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and Jersey, it comes after University of Manchester data showed 700 under 25s die by suicide in the UK per year.
The investigation will look at the role of social media and internet sites in suicides as well as suicides which appear to occur in clusters or follow a copy-cat pattern.
The first report from this national study is scheduled for release May 2016. We will post the report as soon as soon as it becomes available. More about the project: here

0 comments on “National investigation into child suicide launched

COMMENTS can be added here. We welcome your comments but may remove any posts that do not adhere to our guidance on the acceptable use of the partnership’s social media pages.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: