The drama, Why Jason Died, is intended to familiarise key professionals and their managers with the processes to be followed when a child dies, to provide information and to stimulate discussion. The DVD demonstrates in practice the statutory guidance in chapter 7 of Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010). The DVD is accompanied by a CD and a set of FAQs to answer questions the drama may incite. Copies of the DVD and a letter have been sent to all Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs).
The DVD has been developed for a range of professional audiences. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of those responding to the unexpected death of a child, and includes information about the roles of LSCBs and overview panels. More in-depth training will be required by those who will have key roles in either responding to or reviewing information about the deaths of children.
Viewers may find some scenes distressing. It is therefore recommended the DVD is viewed with a colleague or a group of colleagues, and that a manager or designated professional is identified who is well placed to provide support as necessary.
Why Jason Died can be viewed online by accessing the clips below. Please note the health warning above.
Unfortunately there are currently no copies of the DVD available to order. We will post details of when the materials become available to order.
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A guide that sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004.