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Self-harm: information and advice

Information for parents/cares of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND)

  • Link to the National Autistic Society website looking specifically at self-harm/injury and autism.
  • This sheet gives information on self-harming behaviour in young people with learning difficulties.
  • This briefing has been written to help parents and carers of children with an intellectual disability to understand what self-injury is, what the causes are and which interventions are effective. The briefing focuses on children with profound to moderate intellectual disability, who may also have autism spectrum disorder or a genetic syndrome.
  • Information and a video for parents of disabled children who may be struggling to cope.
  • Guidance funded by the Department of Education looking at young people with learning disabilities and understanding their mental health – including self-harm.