About the authors

Aileen Blower, BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCPsych

Clinical Lead (Joint), National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Development, NHS Ayrshire & Arran. Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow.


Dr Blower is passionate about ensuring access to safe, effective mental health care for all children who need it.


Email: aileenblower@nhs.net


Declaration of interests: None


Tina Irani, MBBS, MRCPsych

Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Community FCAMHS and BEN pathway Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust.


Dr Irani is an adolescent psychiatrist who enjoys working with young people with complex mental health and risk needs.


Email: tina.irani@nhs.net


Declaration of interests: None

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