Address: Children & Young People Centre (Homerton), 15 Homerton Row, Hackney, London, E9 6ED
Area Covered: City & Hackney
Telephone: 020 3222 5600
Fax: 020 3222 5792
Area Covered: South of Borough
Out of Hours Contact: Out of hours emergency service is provided through the Accident and Emergency Department at the Homerton. An initial assessment is carried out by the A&E staff who will refer to either the on call SHO for paediatrics or psychiatry as appropriate. The SHO will then contact the on call Specialist Registrar in Child Psychiatry via the Great Ormond Street Rotation. Trust wide the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Consultants are on call for consultation through the Specialist Registrar
Service Type: Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services - Community Mental Health Teams - Child & Adolescent
Any professional can write to or telephone the local Child and Family Consultation Service Team to discuss a referral, or make a referral by filling in a referral form giving details of the family, the concerns and any other relevant background information, and sending or faxing it to one of the teams. CFCS is a single service so if you are unsure which team to contact please phone any of the numbers below who will advise you of the appropriate team. Any referral received by one of the teams, where it is not part of their catchment area, will be passed on to the appropriate team.
The service assesses and treats troubled children and young people (under 18) and their families, from three community settings in Hackney. The teams include Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Family Therapists and Community Mental Health Nurses trained to work with children, young people and their families. Problems dealt with are: - Psychotic illness, depression and deliberate self-harm; - Psychosomatic disorders, eating disorders and psychological problems associated with physical illness; - Psychological problems associated with neuro-developmental disorders; - ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; - Attachment disorders and psychological problems associated with disturbed family relationships; - Post traumatic stress, adjustment reactions, fears, phobias and anxiety.