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October 2011 - BASW England Consultation Response to DH consultation on suicide prevention in England (completed by BASW England Mental Health Ref group)

Social workers have had and continue to have an important role in suicide prevention. Social workers working in general medical, palliative care,
maternity care come across many people who are at risk of suicide or have self harmed. There needs to be greater considertion of the role of social workers and
social care workers in the strategy.