This guidance is focused on issues of confidentiality, information sharing and protection and is for people working with children and adults where there is a concern about self-harm. The guidance is intended to help people working in this context to be able to work effectively with people who self harm.   For detailed direction on local arrangements, practitioners should always refer to local policy on self harm, suicide, child protection and adult protection. In addition, recognising the potential impact of this issue on staff, carers and others, this document includes links to other relevant publications and resources.