About us

Formed in November 2002, the genesis of this SIG marked an increasing interest in the mental health of children and adolescents who pose a risk to themselves or others.

This group of young people have mental health needs that are relevant to a broad range of psychiatric disciplines including child & adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychiatry of people with learning disability, neuropsychiatry, substance misuse and general adult psychiatry.

In September 2009, there were 1403 members of the adolescent forensic psychiatry SIG, including 63 FRCPsych Fellows, 789 MRCPsych Members, 518 pre-membership psychiatric trainees and 24 affiliates.

Read more on how to join the AFPSIG. 

Contact us

If you have any enquiries about the AFPSIG please contact Dr Nick Hindley.

Executive Committee

Member     Year joined     Position 

Dr Heidi Hales 2015 (E) Chair
Dr David Kingsley 2017 (E) 2015 (C) Finance Officer Consultation group
Dr Oliver White 2007 (C) Forensic faculty liaison Higher specialist training Secure CAMHS Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Cesar Lengua 2010 (C) Child and adolescent faculty liaison Consultation group
Dr Richard Church 2013 (C) EFCAP and international liaison Website editor
Dr Suzanne Coghlan 2009 (C) Senior trainees representative Blogger
Dr Peter Misch 2002 (C) Medicolegal representative
Dr Enys Delmage 2014 (C) Consultation group
Dr Ernest Gralton 2002 (C) Forensic Developmental Disability
Dr Alexandra Lewis 2012 (C) Prison representative
Dr Laxmi Kathuria 2014 (C) Co-Scottish representative
Dr Ahmed Waleed 2015 (C) Co-Scottish representative Newsletter editor
Dr Catherine Mangan 2015 (C) Northern Irish representative
Dr Nick Hindley 2007 (C) Community Forensic CAMHS Rep
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