Welcome to the Cambridge Child and Family Mental Health Court Assessment Service.

We offer expert psychiatric and psychological opinion and treatment of children and families at all stages of private and public law.

Our Cambridge-based service is one of the few in the country offering the benefit of shared expert opinion from within the NHS to the courts.  The service has been developed in response to the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendations in his report Bearing good witness: proposals for reforming the delivery of medical expert evidence in family law cases.

We have a team of highly specialised experts who provide a professional and timely service.  Our clients also benefit from access to an increasing number of associates who can work on specialist cases.

Our team and associates benefit from continuing professional development from within the NHS.

Our services

We offer a range of services to the legal profession, those working in the legal system and the courts.  These include:

  • a consultation service
  • reports for court
  • medico-legal reports
  • family therapy

We tailor our service to meet the needs of our clients and are happy to provide free informal advice on the appropriateness of referrals.  For more information on these services go to the Services section.

Please call us to find out more on 01223 885821 or email courtteam@cpft.nhs.uk

The Cambridge Court Assessment and Treatment Service will be closing shortly and we are therefore not taking any new instructions.  If you would like to contact the service regarding any past or current cases please call 01223 885821 or email the court team at courtteam@cpft.nhs.uk

The page was last updated on 02 April 2018 by aburrows.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 726789 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501