You might be referred to us if you have been seen by the Police, if you’re in contact with the Youth Justice System, or if you’re at risk of entering it. You may also be referred to us by a professional who is currently involved in your care, if they’re concerned about you, or if someone is worried about your risk to others.
A professional working with you might come to us for advice on the best way to support you.
In some cases, you may be asked to come and meet with someone from our team. This meeting will be carried out in a place where you feel safe and comfortable.
We’ll talk with you about the reasons why you have been referred to our team, and think about how we, or other people, can help you.
We may talk about some of your previous or current life experiences; we’ll do this in a sensitive and understanding way to make sure you feel comfortable.
Our team is made up of nurses, doctors, psychologists and social workers.
It may be that you meet with us alongside someone you already know well, such as your CAMHS practitioner, youth offending team case manager or social worker.
We hope that you’ll agree to attend the appointment with us. We try to offer appointments where you feel most safe and comfortable. At the appointment we can discuss any worries or concerns you might have. If you really don’t want to attend the appointment, please speak to one of the professionals who works with you.
You may need several appointments with the team before we have enough information to complete an accurate assessment.
When we’ve done this, we’ll share this with you and the professionals working with you.
We’ll discuss different approaches available to meet your needs, and we’ll always take your own wishes into account.
Confidentiality is very important to us. The information you provide will only be shared with the relevant professionals. This will be explained to you in more detail at your appointment.