Understanding self-harm amongst children and young people in care.
Self-harm among young people is a significant and growing public health problem. Children in care are at increased risk of hurting themselves as a result of adverse backgrounds and continuing stress. This project provides an opportunity to explore the prevalence of self-harming of children in care in Wales, identifying potential risk factors associated with increased self-harming, as well as a better understanding of whether this particular group of children receive the access and services required for such an important issue.
Lead: Dr Dora Pouliou (Swansea University), Ann John (Swansea University)
Status: Approved May 2017