Children and Youth

Supporting children bereaved by suicide

The death by suicide of a loved one leaves a devastating and lasting impact on family members left behind. The lifelong impact on children is profound, placing them at a higher risk of dying by suicide three times higher than the general community. Children bereaved are at increased high risk of having mental health issues.

It is vital that we support children both in the short and long-term through the traumatic experience of losing a parent or loved one to suicide.


Second Reading

Resumed from 25 November.

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [10.28 am]: I will continue my remarks from yesterday, when I was addressing the problem of uncertain dates in four particular scenarios. The four sets of provisions that I outlined are not mutually exclusive. They can operate together when necessary—for example, if there is uncertainty about both the date of the offence and the age of the victim at the time the offence was committed.


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