Practice Guide. Suicide Prevention for Looked After Children and Young People

This practice guide is written to protect ‘looked after’ children and young people who are a small but significant group in Scotland. For a variety of reasons these children and young people are looked after by local authorities. Suicide amongst looked after children and young people is a tragic but very rare event. This guide was requested by people in the field of social care and social work who care professionally for children and young people.