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Forensic Community CAMHS

East Midlands Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (FCAMHS) is a multi-disciplinary service providing advice, consultation, specialist assessment and support to services and teams working with young people in the community who exhibit risky behaviours or who are already in the youth justice system and have or display signs of mental health difficulties.

The service consists of professionals from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the mental health charity St Andrew's Healthcare. The multi-disciplinary team has diverse and extensive clinical experience of children, young people and adults from criminal justice, secure mental health hospitals, community mental health, social work, learning disability and education settings.

Make a referral

To make a referral or to discuss a young person with us:

T: 0115 952 9487


We work in collaboration with you and your team to help the young person:

  • reduce risk and risky behaviours
  • improve resilience
  • learn and apply techniques to stop behaviours before they escalate
  • prevent a deterioration in mental health
  • engage with mainstream services.

Any health or social care professional can call us to discuss a young person. Together we will decide the best course of action for the young person.

If we cannot support we are able to signpost to more appropriate services.

Services we offer

We can support services in the following ways:

  • specialist assessment including risk assessment
  • risk management planning
  • case formulation and reformulation
  • treatment package development and intervention support
  • training for professionals
  • supporting transitions in and between services.



The East Midlands Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service team include the following specialists:

  • consultant forensic psychologist
  • consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • clinical nurse specialists
  • sexual harming behavioural specialist
  • speech and language therapist
  • mental health nurses
  • social worker

Who we can help

Our specialist team has been created to support children or young adults up to 18 years old who exhibit risky behaviours which could lead to offending.

We also support those who are already in the youth justice system and have, or do, display signs of mental health difficulties.

We work with children or young people who live in the East Midlands area, including:

  • Derbyshire
  • Nottinghamshire (excluding Bassetlaw)
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Milton Keynes

We do not case hold and we only accept referrals where the young person is actively supported by CAMHS or social services.

To make a referral, please call 0115 952 9487 or email