Recent research indicates that up to one in ten young people in the UK engage in self-harming behaviours, and that this figure is higher amongst specific populations, including young people with special educational needs. School staff can play an important role in preventing self-harm and also in supporting students, peers and parents currently engaging in self-harm.
We have 3 documents to support parents and students with this issue.
Shoreham Academy Self Harm Response Plan
Understanding Self Harm Booklet
OFSTED Parents' Guide to SELF Harm
https://www.selfharm.co.uk (this link and site information is specifically for children and young people over the age of 14)
Please contact a member of our safeguarding team if you would like to discuss any aspect of self harm or if you are worried about your child. Full details of our Safeguarding Team are available in our Safeguarding policy. Alternatively please call the academy and ask to be put through to someone on the Safeguarding Team.