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NCJ Number: 118963 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the Working Group on Suicide Prevention
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Prison Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 103
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, England
Great Britain Home Office
London, SWIH 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86252-253-6
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Pub. Home Office Library
Room 1001 Home Office
Queen Anne's Gate
London, SWIH 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The task of the prison service in preventing suicide by prisoners requires taking all reasonable steps to identify prisoners with suicidal feelings, to handle them in a humane and suicide-preventative manner, and to foster recovery from suicidal tendencies.
Abstract: The role of the prison service in preventing suicide is addressed in Section 2, and the general context in which it is carried out is examined in Section 3. Specific recommendations on reception screening are made in Section 5, referral during custody in Section 6, and preventive measures in Section 7. Staff training is considered in Section 8, while monitoring and conducting research into suicidal behavior and preventive efforts are examined in Section 9. Section 10 assesses the resource implications of the proposals that are summarized at the end of the report.
Main Term(s): Suicide prevention
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention; Inmate suicide
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