Liaison and Diversion Service

This service operates in the Mansfield, Newark and the Bridewell custody suites and the Mansfield, City Magistrates courts and Crown court. We offer assessment, liaison , Diversion and when required short term assertive follow up for people referred to us at the operating bases.

We aim to identify a person’s vulnerabilities at the earliest point of the criminal justice service and where appropriate services are required and not already available refer them on, supporting them through the referral process. We also support, where required,  those people with vulnerabilities through the criminal justice system.

The service operates between 8am- 8pm seven days a week.

Find out more about the service by watching the video below.



Accessing our service

Access to the service is via referral from staff working in the police custody suite, magistrates and crown courts. Services which have accepted an onward referral are also able to contact us.

People may receive an offer of an assessment by the service once they leave the custody suite or court and contact details will be given on the offer of assessment letter.


Contact us

County service

Heatherdene, 3 Crow Hill Drive, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7AE
Telephone: 01623 434649 - office hours only 01623 483998 - 8am-8pm

City service

Westminster House, 598 The Wells Road, Nottingham, NG3 3AA
Telephone: 0115 952 9400 - office hours only. 101-8145997 - 8am-8pm.


Help in a crisis

If a person has been assessed by the service a crisis plan will have been agreed with the individual and appropriate contact details shared in written form.

Access to the service can be made by calling

Mansfield: 01623 483998

Nottingham: 101-8145997

Between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

Lead clinician

Dr Mark Taylor, Clinical Director.

Service commissioned by

  • NHS England