Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Children Looked After and Adoption Team

The team works with children and young people up to 18 years old who are looked after and living away from their birth parents, in the care of Nottinghamshire Children's Services.

These children and young people may be living with foster carers or living in residential care. The team will also offer specialist consultation and support to children and young people who have been adopted, and their families.

Support groups

Nottinghamshire County Council adoption and fostering support.

Service opening hours


Accessing our service

Adoptive families who are not currently receiving social worker support can contact their GP or community paediatrician to refer to the team. The family will then get a letter and consultation request form to complete and are asked to contact the administration team to arrange an appointment. Parking and disabled access are available at our site.

Adoptive families and young people can also self-refer for CAMHS support using our online form or by calling 0115 854 2299.

Contact and find us

70 Portland Street
Kirkby In Ashfield
NG17 7AG

Tel: 0115 956 0843

Help in a crisis

To access support for a child or young person following an episode of self harm, the young person will need to attend their local hospital Accident and Emergency Department to be assessed by the on call team. A follow up appointment will be offered by CAMHS Children Looked After Team based on the assessment of the on call team.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referrals can be made by GPs, community paediatricians, children in care nurses and education professionals.

The team can be contacted directly on: 0115 956 0843.

Alternatively, referrals can be made through Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Single Point of Access:


SPA Administrator
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
Foster Drive


Team manager

Hollie Gamble


Service commissioned by

Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



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