New directions for suicide prevention in Approved Premises

Slade, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-7442-4805, 2022. New directions for suicide prevention in Approved Premises. In: C. Brooker and C. Sirdifield, eds., Probation, mental health and criminal justice: towards equivalence. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781032044927

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In this chapter, developments in suicide prevention and self-harm management within Approved Premises (AP) in England and Wales (E&W) will be outlined. Individuals who are in transition from prison to the community are at a high risk of suicide and serious self-harm, especially in the first few weeks’ post-release. Therefore, although Probation staff have different roles and duty to prison or health professionals, it is important to ensure that there are structures and systems which can support suicide prevention and staff working with those who self-harm. This chapter will outline the rationale and content of approaches implemented to reflect the specific risks and needs of this population including a dual-stage case management approach: Support and Safety Plan (SaSP) and Collaborative Assessment of Risk and Emotion (CARE). These approaches aim to provide tailored support for all the men and women throughout their residency in an AP and provide both a preventative and responsive approach to suicidality and self-harm behaviour.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Slade, K.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London
Date: 5 August 2022
ISBN: 9781032044927
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 18 Nov 2022 13:56
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2024 03:00

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