CAMHS Children Looked After and Adoption Team

Our specialist service is jointly commissioned with Nottinghamshire County Council. We support and maintain the emotional and mental health needs of children in care living in foster care or residential placements in Notts. We recognise the importance of working with children’s networks to promote placement stability and work primarily via a consultation model. The team can:

  • Assess mental health needs.
  • Offer regular network consultation.
  • Provide therapeutic intervention.
  • Training and psychoeducation to increase resilience through building skills and knowledge.

We also offer specialist consultation and support to children and young people in Notts who have been adopted and their families.


Adoption and Fostering East Midlands

Service opening hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Accessing our service

Referrals for Looked After Children must be completed by their allocated Social Worker. To request a referral form please contact

Adoptive families who are being supported by Adoption East Midlands should discuss the need for CAMHS support with their Adoption Social Worker who can refer to our service.

Adoptive families 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.

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 via the CAMHS Single Point of Access:

Single Point of Access Team (SPA)
Duncan Macmillan House
Porchester Road


Where enquiries are made by professionals other than the child’s allocated social worker, the social worker will be contacted and they will be asked to submit a CLA CAMHS referral. This is an acknowledgment that the allocated social worker will have access to background information and will also be able to act on their local authority’s behalf with regard to parental responsibility. We will not be able to progress with planning an assessment until we have received a completed referral from the child’s social worker.


Team manager

Hollie Gregory and Stephen Bond (Job share)


Service commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



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