Table 2

Search criteria

InclusionExclusion
About children <18 years and >8 years.Not in English
About suicide OR uses a definition of self-harm to include suicidal behaviour.Published before 2000
National policy documents/strategiesSolely about non-suicidal self-injury
About national policy/strategy documentsSolely about universal and selective prevention
Reviews of policySolely about a population of adults >18
Most recent version of policy document or strategySolely about a population of children <8 years
Directly relevant to Scotland only OR
Relevant to the UK OR includes non-UK studies, but the context/population group would apply equally to UK settings
Primary studies
Includes non-UK studies that are clearly not relevant to UK settings.
Organisational policies for example, at service level.
Previous version of policy where newer version is available for inclusion.