Dr Arnon Bentovim

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Arnon Bentovim is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and Family Therapist who has worked as a Consultant at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and London’s Tavistock Clinic and now practices at the Child & Family Practice in Wimpole Street. He is visiting Professor at the Royal Holloway College.

Dr Bentovim has been concerned with maltreatment intervention for many years and conducted research into what leads young people into sexually harmful behaviour..

Dr Bentovim has been associated with SWAAY since 1989, when he was involved in our first referral. Since then, he has taken a lead role in supporting the development of our therapeutic services, providing consultancy and overseeing the assessment and treatment of our young people. He is also a highly respected voice in his field, presenting papers on the treatment of sexually harming young people at national and international level and contributing to publications exploring the development and effectiveness of SWAAY care.

Dr Bentovim is Chair of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the UK-wide child protection charity working to reduce the risk of children being sexually abused.