The Core Standards are informed by the shared experiences of existing commissioned services and stakeholders, published guidance, research in postvention and the NICE guidelines (2019) on Suicide Prevention.
The Core Standards can be used:
By local suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support systems to inform the development of services; contracts and service specifications
- To support organisations setting up suicide bereavement support services
- To provide standards against which services can measure their delivery
- As an audit tool to allow services to benchmark themselves and highlight areas of good practice and areas for development
- To inform the focus of service evaluation