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dc.contributor.authorGilmour, Lynneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Margareten_UK
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Edwarden_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-01T01:02:44Z-
dc.date.available2019-11-01T01:02:44Z-
dc.date.issued2019-10en_UK
dc.identifier.othere030699en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30397-
dc.description.abstractObjective To map key policy documents worldwide and establish how they address the treatment and care needs of children and young people (CYP) who are suicidal. Design We conducted a scoping review to systematically identify relevant key policy documents following a pre-established published protocol. Data sources Four databases (CINAHL; Medline; PsycINFO; The Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews) and the websites of key government, statutory and non-statutory agencies were searched. Google and Google Scholar were used to identify other policy documents and relevant grey literature. Leading experts were consulted by email. Eligibility criteria for selected studies Policies, policy guidance, strategies, codes of conduct, national service frameworks, national practice guidance, white and green papers, and reviews of policy—concerned with indicated suicide prevention approaches for children up to 18 years old. Limited by English language and published after 2000. Data extraction and synthesis Data were extracted using a predetermined template. Second reviewers independently extracted 25%. Documents were categorised as international guidance, national policy and national guidance, and presented in a table providing a brief description of the policy, alongside how it specifically addresses suicidal CYP. Findings were further expressed using narrative synthesis. Results 35 policy documents were included in the review. Although many recognise CYP as being a high-risk or priority population, most do not explicitly address suicidal CYP. In general, national guidance documents were found to convey that suicidal children should be assessed by a child and adolescent mental health practitioner but offer no clear recommendations beyond this. Conclusion The lack of specific reference within policy documents to the treatment and care of needs of children who are suicidal highlights a potential gap in policy that could lead to the needs of suicidal children being overlooked, and varying interpretations of appropriate responses and service provision.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen_UK
dc.relationGilmour L, Maxwell M & Duncan E (2019) Policy addressing suicidality in children and young people: an international scoping review. BMJ Open, 9 (10), Art. No.: e030699. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030699en_UK
dc.rights© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to copy, redistribute, remix, transform and build upon this work for any purpose, provided the original work is properly cited, a link to the licence is given, and indication of whether changes were made. See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4. 0/en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectSuicideen_UK
dc.subjectchildrenen_UK
dc.subjectinternationalen_UK
dc.subjectpolicyen_UK
dc.subjectscoping-reviewen_UK
dc.subjectyoung peopleen_UK
dc.titlePolicy addressing suicidality in children and young people: an international scoping reviewen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030699en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid31662375en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBMJ Openen_UK
dc.citation.issn2044-6055en_UK
dc.citation.volume9en_UK
dc.citation.issue10en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEconomic and Social Research Councilen_UK
dc.citation.date28/10/2019en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNMAHPen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNMAHPen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNMAHPen_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85074298218en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1473681en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-8876-5590en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-3318-9500en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-3400-905Xen_UK
dc.date.accepted2019-09-17en_UK
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dc.date.filedepositdate2019-10-31en_UK
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