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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.