Safeguarding and Suicide live webinar Tuesday 8 October 2013

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First in a new series of monthly webinars from the Healthy FEdefinition and Skills Programme: Live webinar for education and training providers

Date: Tuesday 8 October 2013
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm (1 hour including Q & A)
Fee: £35 NIACEdefinition members, £45 non members
Facilitators: Ruth Quilter (NIACE) Sarah Outram (Loughborough College)

Marking World Mental Health Day 2013 on Thursday 10 October, this interactive webinar will support leadership in safeguarding and build better practice as part of a whole organisation approach to safeguarding.

When a learner or colleague takes their own life it is a traumatic experience for peers to have to deal with and the repercussions are felt throughout the organisation both in the moment and several months later. Everyone is affected. For young people it is often the first time they experience the death of someone in their own age group, making other young people more vulnerable to suicide.

Often an aspect of safeguarding that is forgotten or avoided suicide has the potential to affect every type and size of learning organisation. This makes it important for us to be proactive and include in our safeguarding plans how we will prevent suiciderespond effectively in a crisis and, if necessary,support staff and learners after someone has taken their own life. 


The webinar will give you the tools to:

  • review your whole organisation approach to preventing suicide
  • respond effectively if you suspect a learner or a colleague is considering taking their own life, attempts to take their own life or has taken their own life
And it will help you:

Interested but can’t attend?
If you would like to sign up for regular safeguarding updates visit and register.

Coming up:

Thursday 14 November 2013 - Engaging Learners in Safeguarding
Thursday 12 December 2013 -Embedding Safeguarding into teaching, learning and assessment

Enquiries: [email protected]