About the authors

Enys Delmage, MBChB, MRCPsych, MMedSc, BA, LLM

Consultant in Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry, Nga Taiohi Adolescent Forensic Unit, Wellington, New Zealand.


Dr Delmage has been working in the field of psychiatry since August 2000 and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He gained the qualification of MRCPsych in 2004 and the qualification of LLM with commendation in 2009. He has worked as a consultant in adolescent forensic psychiatry since 2010 and is the Responsible Clinician for a 10-bed unit managing adolescent forensic patients with mental disorders, as well as for an 8-bed unit managing adolescent forensic patients with intellectual disabilities. He has written book chapters on aspects of adolescent forensic healthcare and has contributed to national discussions on the minimum age of criminal responsibility, which is the subject of his ongoing PhD.


Email: enysdelmage@hotmail.com


Declaration of interests: None.


Nick Hindley, MRCPsych

Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Oxford Health Lead Named Doctor for Children's Safeguarding, Clinical Lead for South Central FCAMHS.


Dr Hindley is clinical lead for South Central Community Forensic CAMHS, which covers the Thames Valley, Hampshire/Isle of Wight and Dorset. He is involved locally and nationally in the development of support for, and meeting the needs of, high-risk young people and those with complex needs. He is lead Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children in a large health trust (Oxford Health NHS FT), and until recently was NHS England Clinical Lead for the national implementation of community forensic CAMHS.


Email: Nick.Hindley@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk


Declaration of interests: None.

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