The Community Forensic Psychiatry Service assesses and provides specialist treatment to people over the age of 17 years old with mental disorder in the community who pose a significant risk of causing serious harm (usually physical) to others.

What the team does

The main purpose of the Community Forensic Psychiatry Service is to assess and provide specialist treatment to people over the age of 17 years old with mental disorder in the community who pose a significant risk of causing serious harm (usually physical) to others. Most individuals registered with the service have been convicted of serious violent offences.

Functions also include case management for individuals discharged from secure settings out of area who will often be subject to restriction orders. The service also provides liaison, advice, education and skills development to mental health services and other agencies. The service provides clinical liaison at Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). The service maintains close contacts with a range of criminal justice agencies including courts, prisons, the probation service, Ministry of Justice and police.

Who’s who in the team

The multi-disciplinary teams comprise:

  • Forensic psychiatrist and supporting medical staff
  • Forensic clinical psychologist
  • Forensic community nurses
  • Forensic social workers
  • Occupational therapist
  • Secretarial staff

Where are we

North team 
53 THORPE ROAD
Peterborough
PE3 6AN

South team (south and east Cambridgeshire)
Windsor Offices
Fulbourn Hospital
Fulbourn
Cambridgeshire
CB21 5EF 

Who to contact

North team
T 01733 363196
F 01733 363188 

Who to contact

South team 
T 01223 219543
F 01223 219550

Further information


The page was last updated on 12 November 2020 by Mark.Cole.

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

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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