What ifs

1. What if a child with a suicide risk alert is also subject to youth justice intervention?

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

For children subject to child protection and youth justice intervention, the decision about the current level of risk identified in the medium to long-term suicide risk management plan will be informed by joint discussions with both program or intervention areas.

2. What if the child subject to a suicide risk alert also has a case plan?

For ongoing intervention cases, the medium to long-term suicide risk management plan must be reviewed, at a minimum, every three months, until the alert is closed in ICMS.

The information from the review of the medium to long-term suicide risk management plan will be used when reviewing the child's case plan, every six months.

Where the medium to long-term suicide risk management plan changes the child's case plan, consider, where applicable, whether:

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