What ifs

1. What if a child with a self-harm alert is also subject to youth justice intervention?

If the child is also subject to youth justice intervention, provide information about the self-harm alert and the self-harm risk management plan to the child's youth justice case worker and/or detention centre staff. Record the provision of this information in the self-harm risk management plan case note in ICMS.

2. What if the child subject to a self-harm alert also has a case plan?

For ongoing intervention cases, the self-harm risk management plan must be reviewed, at a minimum, every three months, until the alert is closed in ICMS. The information from the three monthly reviews will inform the six monthly review of the child's case plan. In addition, consider whether:

  • the placement agreement reflects the carer's responsibilities as outlined in the self-harm risk management plan
  • an update to the child health passport, for an eligible child, is required - refer to Chapter 5, 2.3 Develop a child health passport.