There are some children who need protection from themselves. Their intention may be to injure themselves but not to endanger their lives, or it may be to attempt suicide.
Signs of self-harm
- Deliberate self-harm including self-cutting, burning, hitting (to damage) parts of body
- Attempted suicide including overdosing, use of ligatures
- Refusal to eat or drink
- Drug/alcohol/substance misuse
- Calculated and dangerous risk-taking.