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.

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 familiy 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 us

70 Portland Street, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7AG
Telephone: 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.

Support groups

Nottinghamshire County Council adoption and fostering support.


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