Jersey

Serious case review into Jersey teenager's death

  • 16 January 2014
  • From the section Jersey

A teenager who took his own life is the subject of a serious case review by care agencies in Jersey.

The information was revealed at the inquest into the unnamed 16-year-old, who died in May 2013.

The court heard authorities became aware of the boy's tendency to self-harm at the end of 2012 and felt he was at risk of taking his own life.

The review, which is being carried out by two independent UK professionals, is likely to conclude in June.

Child psychiatrist Dr Caroline Coverley, from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), said the family was given immediate support following the boy's death.

The viscount, Michael Wilkins, said the teenager would not be named and recorded a verdict of suicide.

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