Providing a lifeline: Effective scrutiny of local strategies to prevent or reduce suicide

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The Centre for Public Scrutiny has collaborated with the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Public Health to create a guide that aims to help councillors and local scrutiny committees build their knowledge and understanding about the context of suicide risk, prevalence and prevention.

The guide suggests 10 questions that help assess whether local suicide prevention plans, strategies or approaches are fit for purpose, proportionate to local suicide risks and rates and engage the right partners in the right actions, with ambitious but achievable outcomes.

Providing a lifeline: Effective scrutiny of local strategies to prevent or reduce suicide