Legislative changes are in effect from 1 July 2019. We are introducing new ways of working with our tamariki, family/whānau and communities and new content is being added to the Practice Centre. Check out our 'What we’re working on' section. We welcome your feedback.

What we're working on

Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/assessment-and-decision-making/key-information/when-suicide-risk-is-identified/
Printed: 18/11/2019
Printed pages may be out of date. Please check this information is current before using it in your practice.

When suicide risk is identified

Updated: 22 August 2019

What's important to us

When suicide risk is identified, we need to work together with the young person, their family/whānau and other professionals to secure the immediate safety of the young person and then develop a robust plan to safely restore their wellbeing.

Risk may be identified when we are first involved with a child or young person, or they may become apparent for a child or young person at any time while we are working with them.

When a child or young person reports suicidal ideation or is identified at risk of suicide a suicide risk management plan is developed. This key information provides guidelines for the development of that plan.