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. 

AFPSIG Bursary

The SIG is offering a bursary this year. The theme is the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (MACR).

This bursary is open to trainees and staff grade/associate specialists.

The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2019. Please see guidelines for further information if this is of interest. 

Contact us

If you have any enquiries about the AFPSIG please contact Catherine Langley

Executive Committee

Member     Year joined     Position 

Dr Gill Bell Chair
Dr David Kingsley2017 (E) 2015 (C)Finance Officer Consultation group
Dr Oliver White2007 (C)Forensic faculty liaison Higher specialist training Secure CAMHS Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Alixe Lewis2012 (C)Committee member
Dr Cesar Lengua2010 (C)Child and adolescent faculty liaison Consultation group
Dr Richard Church2013 (C)EFCAP and international liaison Website editor
Dr Suzanne Coghlan2009 (C)Senior trainees representative Blogger
Dr Peter Misch2002 (C)Medicolegal representative
Dr Enys Delmage2014 (C)Consultation group
Dr Ernest Gralton2002 (C)Forensic Developmental Disability
Dr Heidi Hales2015 (E)Committee Member
Dr Laxmi Kathuria2014 (C)Co-Scottish representative
Dr Ahmed Waleed2015 (C)Co-Scottish representative Newsletter editor
Dr Catherine Mangan2015 (C)Northern Irish representative
Dr Nick Hindley2007 (C)Community Forensic CAMHS Rep
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