Coping with Suicide Guidance for schools

School are alerted to locally developed guidance to support educational settings in the event of a suicide.  This has been produced by Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Suicide Prevent Strategy Group, in conjunction with the B&NES Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and can be found  the on the LSCB webpages under LSCB Procedures, LSCB resources and Working with Children: Coping With Suicide Guidance (guidance for schools).

This guidance brings together in one place existing resources and support available making these easier to navigate. It provides support in the event of a death by suicide, or a death where suicide is suspected covering:

  • Support available from the local authority
  • Checklists and flow chart of things to do and consider
  • Links to support for families, pupils and staff
  • Suicide prevention messages and resources