2022-11-24 17:28:06

Trust to probe support offered to Keighley boy before death

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An NHS trust has said it will investigate a mother's claims that it did not do enough to protect her son before he took his own life.

Hannah Hall's son, Finn, 16, was found dead at their home on Friday.

Ms Hall said she contacted the metal health team in the days before his death but claims she was told to go to A&E if she was worried.

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust said there will be a thorough investigation of the case.

Ms Hall, from Keighley, described her son as a fun, clever, special person who would do anything to help anybody.

But she said he had struggled with his mental health since the age of 11, when he developed an eating disorder.

She said Finn had been in and out of hospital in the year before he died following repeated incidents involving self-harming, adding that he found every day a struggle.

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