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Self-Harm and Eating Disorder

Course overview

This course has been developed for learners working with individuals at risk of self-harming. Aimed at those working in a wide range of settings including residential care homes, residential children’s homes, hospitals and working within the community in peoples own homes, the course is designed to raise awareness of the issues of self-harm and how those in a caring role can understand and react. It will also provide staff with a clear understanding of the dysfunctional cycles that lead to self-harm and the psychological and bio-medical elements that impact on it.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Act 2014
Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000
Children Act 2004
Making Safeguarding Personal

And the following QCF unit:
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Course content

What is self-harm?
What makes a service user vulnerable to self-harm?
Signs of self-harm
The Dysfunctional Cycle
Eating Disorders
Responding with intervention models
Empowering the individual
Recording and reporting

Learning outcomes

Describe signs of self-harm
State how to respond to both situations involving individuals self-harming
List ways to reduce the likelihood of self-harm
State how to record and report incidences of self-harm


3 hours

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