Dr Aarti Datta

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Aarti Datta is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who provides expert evidence for refugees, CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services), social care proceedings, and complex child psychiatric conditions.

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Dr Aarti Datta completed her training on the South London and Maudsley Training scheme. During this time she worked for various National and Specialist Teams, acquiring a wealth of expertise on complex psychiatric conditions that affect children and their families. She is an Approved Clinician, and has continued to treat children and adolescents in more than one type of inpatient setting: including a GAU (general adolescent unit) and an adolescent PICU (psychiatric intensive care unit). Throughout this time, she has provided medicolegal psychiatric opinion in mental health tribunals, to social care, and immigration lawyers.

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Datta has given oral evidence during mental health tribunals. Dr Datta was not called to give oral evidence after submitting written evidence for a refugee first tier, and upper tribunal.

Cases undertaken

Dr Datta has experience of providing reports to multiple agencies where there requires a understanding of a child’s mental health in various contexts, capacity assessments (16 and over), providing additional information for family court, refugee work: first tier and upper tribunal.


Dr Datta apportions time to her medicolegal practice on a weekly basis. She is responsive in arranging assessments, and writes thorough and high quality reports

Qualifications and memberships


  • MBChB
  • MRCPsych

Professional memberships

  • CCT Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Approved Clinician and s12(2) approved doctor of Mental Health Act 1983, as amended 2007

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