Staff from CPFT’s Liaison and Diversion Service work with people who enter the criminal justice system, providing assessments for vulnerabilities such as mental ill-health or learning disabilities.

They can also offer support with other issues such as housing problems and financial concerns and signpost them to services run by CPFT or a range of partner organisations such as Cambridgeshire Police, local authorities and third sector organisations.

Assessing people at the earliest possible opportunity, when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system, means they can receive help in a more timely fashion.

Without this support, their vulnerability may not be recognised or adequately addressed until they are in crisis or, in some cases, have entered the prison system.

The overall aim is to help people break the cycle of their behaviour or prevent them reaching crisis point by helping them access appropriate services as quickly as possible.

Where is the service based?

Liaison and Diversion staff are based at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Cambridge Magistrates’ Courts, as well as Thorpe Wood Police Station, Peterborough, and Parkside Police Station, Cambridge, 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
They are also at Huntingdon and March police stations during opening hours.

Contact the service

169 London Road

T: 01733 317560


Who do we work in partnership with?

The Liaison and Diversion Service works in partnership with a range of organisations to ensure people get the very best help and support including:
Aspire Drug Treatment
Inclusion Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Police
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
Peterborough City Council
Cambridgeshire County Council
Cambridge City Council
National Probation Service
SUN Network

The page was last updated on 14 March 2018 by pcouch.


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