Problems with CAHMS lead to one fifth of commissioners’ complaints

More than a fifth of the complaints dealt with by Northern
Ireland’s children’s commissioner arise from problems
experienced with child and adolescent mental health services, it
was revealed today, writes Simeon

New Asset  

Children’s mental health takes up the largest proportion
of time for the commissioner’s legal and complaints team.

The commissioner Nigel Williams said he was receiving
“impassioned pleas for support on suicide and
self-harm” and argued that young people’s voices needed
to be heard by the task force on suicide set up by the Northern
Ireland minister for health, social services and public safety,
Shaun Woodward.


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