Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Surveillance Study of Severe Self-Harm in Children under 15 Years Requiring Admission to Paediatric Intensive Care/specialised Liver Units

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Surveillance Study of Severe Self-Harm in Children under 15 Years Requiring Admission to Paediatric Intensive Care/specialised Liver Units

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The aims of this surveillance study was:

* To identify the incidence of young people under 15 years who severely self-harm in one year in the UK and Ireland

* To ascertain methods used

* To explore major demographic, family and psychosocial characteristics

* To determine burden on services

* To determine short term outcome

Method: This is a national UK and Ireland wide prospective study of severe self-harm in young people aged 14 years or below admitted to ICU /liver units. To obtain incidence data, CAMHS Consultant psychiatrists will be asked to report to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS) and Paediatricians will be asked to report to the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BP SU) every month, using the "yellow or orange card system." This system asks clinicians to report any new case of a child/ adolescent aged 14 years or younger, with suspected or confirmed severe self-harm that reaches the case definition, first seen by them in the previous month. …

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