East Sussex Children and Young People Self-Harm Needs Assessment

Supporting Information

This overarching aim of this needs assessment is to identify, better understand, and produce a set of recommendations on how best the ‘local system’ in East Sussex can:

  • prevent self-harm in children and young people (including primary and secondary prevention); and
  • respond to and provide support for children and young people who are self-harming; specifically in terms of the identification and disclosure of self-harm, as well as the initial support provided by first contact services and professionals (i.e. early intervention).