Children's, Young People's and Families Services

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Who we are 

Our services work with young people who are registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough. We work in collaboration with parents or carers and the young people themselves  so that care and treatment plans are jointly owned and agreed. We offer comprehensive assessment programmes and therapeutic intervention in line with the best evidence available. 

Our services include: 

  • Inpatient care, community paediatric therapy services
  • Pathways for children and young people with mental health conditions, including our new CAMH Crisis & Home Treatment Team
  • Care and treatment for eating disorders, developmental conditions, physical and learning disabilities

The following make up the Children's, Young People's and Families Services: 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Inpatients Units

The Ida Darwin Hospital has the following three inpatient units:

 

The Croft is a residential service for children with mental health problems and their families, providing intensive assessment and treatment for children with complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. We also offer intensive work with parents to develop their parenting skills.

The Darwin Centre is a specialist adolescent in-patient unit for the assessment and treatment of young people aged 12-17 years old (inclusive) with serious mental health problems. The centre works in partnership with young people, their families, and other external children's agencies to help them manage their illness in a way that will enable them to return to their home and community at the earliest and safest opportunity.

The Phoenix Centre is a specialist in-patient and day-patient unit for the treatment of young people aged 11-17 years old (inclusive) suffering from complex eating disorders. The Centre works collaboratively with young people, their families and other professionals working with them to help them to come to terms with, and understand, their illness, improve behaviours and develop strategies for dealing with it more successfully.

 

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Join Us

Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies 

 

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies

 

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the Team please contact:

 

The Croft - Gemma Nicholls – Interim Ward Manager gemma.nicholls@cpft.nhs.uk

The Darwin Centre - Emma Draper – Interim Ward Manager emma.draper@cpft.nhs.uk

The Phoenix Centre – Simon Paveling – Ward Manager simon.paveling@cpft.nhs.uk

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event

 

Child & Adolescent Substance Use Service (CASUS)

Child & Adolescent Substance Use Service (CASUS)

CASUS is the Countywide Young People’s Substance Misuse service, a multi-disciplinary team of nine practitioners and a therapy dog, the team is made up of Social Workers, Nurses, Counsellors, Specialist Substance Misuse Practitioners, Youth Offending Workers and overseen by a Consultant Psychiatrist. The CASUS service is commissioned by the Local Authority and CASUS has been delivering the service for many years in Cambridgeshire.  CASUS is a specialist young people’s team within the wider CPFT service.

CASUS provides support to young people (up to 18 years) who are getting into difficulties around substances, we have flexibility to work with 18-21-year-olds (depending on complexity and need).

The CASUS team works across Cambridgeshire providing both direct specialist support and harm minimisation advice to young people and family members/carers.  We work with young people on individual basis but can also provide support/interventions to groups depending on need.  The team use an eclectic mix of CBT tools and Motivational Interviewing techniques and other evidence-based models to inform our work.

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Join Us

Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies 

 

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the CASUS Team please contact:

Bernie Constable, Acting Team Manager CASUS, Senior Nurse/EMDR Therapist

Bernie.constable@cpft.nhs.uk

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event  on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. . Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event.

 

 

 

Core CAMHS

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Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies

 

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies 

 

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For more information and enquires regarding the Team please contact:

 

 

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.ulk to register your interest in attending this event.

 

Community Paediatrics

A multi-disciplinary team consisting of Community Paediatricians, Nurses, Specialist Practitioners, Psychologists, Family Support Workers. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists and Health Care Assistants. We work together to ensure that every contact counts for the children under our care.

We provide assessment and support for children with the following specialist needs or conditions:

  • Developmental Assessment - We see preschool and school age children for developmental assessment when there are significant concerns regarding their development or possibility of severe disability.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - We provide multi-disciplinary specialist assessment along with  Speech and Language Therapists (SALT), Psychologists and  Occupational Therapists (OT) for preschool children.
  • Physical disability - We provide initial assessment and ongoing support along with  Physiotherapists (PT),   Occupational Therapists (OT) and  Speech and Language Therapists (SALT).
  • Child in Care (CiC) - We conduct Initial Health Assessments and Review Health Assessments, working jointly with our specialist nursing team.
  • Sensory Impairment - We provide multi-disciplinary and multi-agency clinics for children with hearing and visual impairment, jointly with specialist teachers, Speech and Language Therapists (SALT) and Orthoptists.
  • Down Syndrome clinic - We provide developmental support for children with Down Syndrome (DS)

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Join Us

Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies 

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies

For further information for the following services please click on the links below: 

Physiotherapists (PT),  

Occupational Therapists (OT)

Speech and Language Therapists (SALT)

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the Community Peadiatrics Team please contact:

Anneke Otoo, Service Manager for Therapies Anneke.Otoo@cpft.nhs.uk

Lucy Robertshaw, OT Team Leader Lucy.Robertshaw@cpft.nhs.uk

Seema Chauhan. SaLT Team Leader Seema.Chauhan@cpft.nhs.uk

Peter Pardiwala, Physio Team Leader Peter.Pardiwala@cpft.nhs.uk

Lucy Brumpton, Team Manager Lucy.Brumpton@cpft.nhs.uk

Christina Massey, Service Manager Christina.Massey@cpft.nhs.uk

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event.

 

Crisis and Home Treatment

Crisis

The CAMHS Crisis Team is nurse led service which works with children and young people who present in a Crisis related to their Emotional and Mental Health needs. Our service is provided for those who are up to 17 years of age unless they have a diagnosis of an Eating Disorder or Neurodevelopmental Disorder.

We provide Crisis assessments within the acute hospitals and the community. These assessments are provided for those who are at significant risk to themselves or others due to their mental health, at risk of significant self-harm or in acute psychological or emotional distress that is causing them to not be able to go about their daily activities, such as going to school and looking after themselves. 

We also offer brief crisis support to young people and or families, who can offer support and strategies around managing distress, self-harm, anxiety, low mood and many other concerns.

Meet the Team

 

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Andrea - Crisis support worker .pdf [pdf] 834KB

Join Us

Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies 

 

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies 

 

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the Crisis Team please contact:

Louise Marks, Service Lead

Email: louise.marks2@cpft.nhs.uk

Phone:07762 401799

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk 

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event

Eating Disorders

CAMHS Eating Disorder Service

The CAMHS Eating Disorder team support children and young people up to the age of 18 years, who are experiencing moderate-severe eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder.

The service has focused on delivering timely access to assessment and evidence-based treatment of these disorders.

The team includes:

  • Consultant Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Nurses and Social Workers
  • Family therapists
  • Dietitians 
  • Administrators

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Join Us

Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies 

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies

 

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the Eating Disorder Team please contact:

 

 

Email: 

Phone:

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event

 

Neurodevelopment

We work with young people who have been diagnosed with a neuro-developmental condition, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or a learning disability.

We are a friendly multi-disciplinary team who use a variety of well-established methods to assess your child to ensure they receive the right care and treatment. This may include interviews with the child and their family, clinical and school observations, cognitive and psychometric tests, and carrying out a detailed developmental history. Depending on their needs they may be offered:

  • Talking therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medical support
  • Psycho-education workshops for both children and their parents
  • Liaison and professional consultation with other agencies, such as education or social care 
  • Behavioural support for children with a moderate to severe learning disability
  • Complex formulation work
  • Group based interventions.

 

Meet the Team

Jessica - Specialist Clinical Psychologist .pdf [pdf] 1019KB

 

Join Us

Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies 

 

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies 

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the Neurodevelopment Team please contact:

Jess Memarzia (Psychologist) Jessica.Memarzia@cpft.nhs.uk

Lorraine Cuff (Team Manager) Lorraine.Cuff@cpft.nhs.uk

Julie Martin Julie.Martin3@cpft.nhs.uk

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event

 

YOUnited

YOUnited Referral Hub

YOUnited is an exciting, new partnership that started on 1st July 2021 and is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust (CCS), Centre 33, and Ormiston Families. 

The YOUnited Referral Hub is a single point of contact and referral for the partner agencies who provide mental health and emotional wellbeing assessment and support for young people who are registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. All referrals ask that the young person consents for their information to be shared with the partner agencies with the YOUnited Referral Hub to assist with the seamless transfer of care where necessary.  

Professional referrals are accepted for children and young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing needs up to the age of 17 years (or 18 years for those referred with a suspected eating disorder or with a neurodevelopmental diagnosis) (or 25 years for referrals to Centre 33).

This integrated referral hub triages and screens all referrals based on risk, clinical mental health needs (NICE guidance thresholds for CAMHS) and impact on functioning. The referrals are moved through the hub by using the National i-Thrive model for pathways of support:  

  • CAMH specialist support, (“getting risk support” or “getting more help”)
  • Support from partner agencies – CCS, Centre 33 or Ormiston Families (“getting help”)
  • Signposting to external agencies / statutory organisations (“getting help”)
  • Giving advice and guidance (“getting advice”).

YOunited referral hub operates during working hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday) The main office is based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire with a mixed pattern of both office and remote / home working.

 

The YOUnited clinicians or practitioners use SystmOne (electronic records system) to process and screen referrals. Screening referrals might mean contacting the family, referrer or other professionals involved with the young person by phone or a virtual conversation. We collaborate with local statutory organisations (Early Help Hub, Children’s Social Care and schools) to seek relevant information and decide on support that will best meet the needs of the young person and their family. If a referral is being signposted to an external agency / organisation, a letter is with this information is sent to the referrer, GP and the family (and young person where relevant).

 

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CPFT

Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies 

 

CCS

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust

https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/careers

 

Centre 33

All vacancies with Centre 33

https://centre33.org.uk/help/work-for-us/

 

Ormiston Families

All vacancies with Ormiston Families

https://www.ormiston.org/work-with-us/

 

Contact Us (CPFT only)

For more information and enquires regarding the YOUnited Team (CPFT only) please contact:

Verity Beehan (Team Manager)

Jenny Harker (Clinical Lead)

 

Email: younited@cpft.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 3000 830

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event

 

Specialist Services

Clare Lodge 

Our expanding healthcare team provides a wide range of services and support to Clare Lodge which is a secure welfare unit for up to 16 young women. We are a friendly, passionate, and patient focussed team who are dedicated to working alongside our Local authority partners to improve both health and social outcomes and deliver the best possible care.  To deliver this we need a variety of healthcare professionals so if you enjoy working intensively with a small number of fantastic, engaging and interesting young people in a positive and rewarding working environment we would love you to apply. If you would like to know about the role more before making that leap, then we would love to talk to you.       

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Complex Case Management (CCM) 

This innovative and exciting service provides support, guidance, and intervention in complex cases where there is a risk that the young person might fall through the gaps between services. Some of work includes the following:

  • Provide liaison between agencies and services and assist with case planning.
  • Advocate for young people to ensure a smooth provision of mental health support in and out of the health and justice pathway.
  • Provide brief specialist assessment and interventions for young people where this would support access to other services.

We are a small but very supportive and friendly team who can offer you some really exciting opportunities to work with a small number of young people who historically have not been able to access appropriate services. 

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Forensic Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (FCAMHS)

East of England community FCAMHS is a specialist regional service covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Offering advice and consultation to professionals with concerns about young people with mental health difficulties and high-risk behaviour towards others.

We are a community mental health service that aims to help young people who are displaying concerning behaviours that may be putting others at risk. A majority of our work is to support networks of professionals however, we do also provide specialist assessments and intervention when required. 

We are a small, supportive and passionate team who can provide you with the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of professional networks across East Anglia.   

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Join Us

Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies

 

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the Team please contact:

Simon Bramford, Specialist Service Manager 

Simon.bramford@cpft.nhs.uk

 

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event.

0-19 Children's Services

Our team is made up of a variety of NHS staff with specific training and qualifications to support the health needs of children, young people and families in the community.

In our teams we have Administrators, Assistant Practitioners, Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses, School Nurses, Staff Nurses, Students and Vision Screeners. Together we are able to offer a wide range of help advice and support for children and young people aged 0-19 years old.

We work with parents/carers to support parenting and build on family strengths. This includes working with children and young people to support their development as they grow. Our support will continue as they reach milestones in their life such as starting school and transitioning to adulthood. We provide all sorts of advice and guidance to help children and young people have the best start in life.

 

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Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies

 

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies 

 

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the Team please contact:

Laura Barnes, Locality Lead

e-mail: laura.barnes@cpft.nhs.uk

 

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.ulk to register your interest in attending this event.

 

 

Administration

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Vacancies with the Team and Children, Young People and Families:

CYPF Vacancies

 

All vacancies with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

CPFT Vacancies 

 

Contact Us

For more information and enquires regarding the Team please contact:

 

 

 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

 

Event

We are holding a ‘Meet the Teams’ virtual recruitment event on Thursday 29th July at 11:30 till 13:30. Please contact recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk to register your interest in attending this event

Contact Information

Enquiries 

For Recruitment information and enquires regarding your application please contact:

Recruitment@cpft.nhs.uk

 

 

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