Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion service

Service Location

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Contact Details

Albert Ward
Farnham Road Hospital
Farnham Road

Telephone Number: 01483 443589

Opening Times

8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Saturday.

Contact Names

Service Manager: Andrew Jacques

Out of Hours Contact

Trust Switchboard: 0300 55 55 222

Service Description

The Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion team offer expert assessment of people who are detained in custody and who are thought to have mental health problems. They provide appropriate interventions to those who need support. This includes:

  • giving written or verbal reports to courts or the Police
  • recommending that a detainee is admitted to hospital
  • instigating formal Mental Health Act assessments
  • confirming if someone in custody has a learning disability

The team undertake Postitive Case Identification (i.e. they assess all detainees as a matter of course) and also accept referrals from colleagues in Criminal Justice settings.

Areas Covered

Elmbridge , Epsom and Ewell , Guildford , Hart , Mole Valley , Reigate and Banstead , Runnymede , Rushmoor , Spelthorne , Surrey Heath , Tandridge , Waverley , Woking

Referral Criteria

Positive case identification is done as a matter of course: referrals are accepted from any mental health or criminal justice collagues.