Leicestershire Police

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Police force based in the East Midlands covering a three authority area of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. We are currently developing the local strategic direction for suicide prevention across LLR.

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Organisation Details

Address Leicestershire Police
Leicestershire Police Headquarters
St John's
Enderby
LE19 2BX
Website https://leics.police.uk/

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

We are often the first responders to incidents of sudden death, which could be a suicide. This can often mean advising next of kin and making them aware the death may have been be self-inflicted. We refer people who are bereaved, to help ensure they are offered support from the most appropriate agencies.

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What are your current priorities?

• To develop and form the local strategic direction for suicide prevention across LLR
• To Influence commissioning responsibilities and structures across the wider partnership in LLR to ensure that opportunities to prevent suicide are optimised
• To encourage local partners to work individually and collaboratively to deliver the National Suicide Prevention Strategy
• To promote collaborative arrangements across LLR and where appropriate to establish task and finish groups to complete reviews and develop commissioning plans for specific service areas
• To encourage responsible reporting of suicide in the media
• To promote mental well-being in the wider population
• To engage with commissioning organisations, such as Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities and others.

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What challenges are you currently facing?

Complete rollout of bereavement services

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