A solicitor for some of the families affected by the CAMHS review says the government should pay for mental health treatments in the interim.
Killarney solicitor Padraig O’Connell was speaking following the review into South Kerry CAMHS, which found inadequacies in the treatment of over 270 children and adolescents.
He says families affected by this have lost trust in CAMHS and, understandably, some parents could be reluctant to seek help from the same service.
Mr O’Connell says the government should pay for private psychiatry, counselling and mental health services for the young people impacted.
He also welcomes reports that alternatives to a court process are being considered in relation to compensation.