Community Forensic Intellectual and Developmental Disability Service (CFIDD)

We support adults with a learning disability and/or autism who are at risk of being involved with the criminal justice system across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.

Our team includes:

  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers

We promote the most effective assessment, treatment and management for individuals whilst promoting their recovery.

We may work with people who are currently in secure hospitals to support them moving back into the community. We can also offer specialist support and guidance to other services. We also case manage complex and high risk individuals, using the care programme approach.

Four key areas of intervention

Case Management

The team works with people in the community whose cases are complex and high risk. The service will find out what risks the person poses to themselves and others, and work with them to reduce these risks to safe levels so they can then be supported by other services.



The team will work with people in hospital to support and advise their planned move into the community. We give expert advice and guidance to other colleagues. Treatment is focused upon constant assessment and management of risk of harm to others, as well as risk reduction where this is possible. We work closely with probation services, the police and social services.



We work together with a wide range of other services on areas including training, support and guidance. This role will apply after in-reach support when the person is living in the community and working with a different community team.


Forensic risk assessment

We assess people’s risk of harming themselves or others, and develop strategies which ensure the wellbeing and safety of the people we work with, as well as the wider public.

Accessing our service

We are currently prioritising cases identified by Transforming Care. Therefore we are not currently accepting community referrals external from this. However we can discuss and review community cases which may require forensic risk advice and guidance. To make a referral please complete one of the forms below and return to the following email address:

Contact and find us

Westminster House
598 The Wells Road

Tel: 0115 952 9400

Louisa Hagan - Service Manager

Dr Leah Wooster - Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist

Fiona Lamb - Clinical Team Leader

Help in a crisis

During office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), contact the main switchboard on 0115 969 1300.

Outside of office hours, contact the Crisis team: City - 0300 300 0065 County - 0300 1232901

Information for health professionals

If a health professional has any queries they wish to discuss, they can send this request to the email address provided above. Any queries received will be discussed at the clincial forum meeting which is held weekly on a Wednesday. This is attended by the multi-disciplinarary team.



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