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Familiarise yourself with your confidentiality and safeguarding policies and procedures*. A disclosure of suicidal thoughts or intent may require you to involve other services or other people such as the young persons family and/or colleagues. You will need to inform the young person at risk that you may need to do this.
If the person at risk intends to act on their suicidal thoughts in the near future, it may be appropriate to involve the emergency services to get immediate help.
Your policies and procedures may include referrals to some of the following,
If you do not have a procedure following a disclosure of suicidal thought and/or intent, speak to PAPYRUS for advice and guidance regarding the development of a policy.