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Services for high-risk young people

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We offer three closely-coordinated services for young people with high-risk behaviours, or who come into contact with the youth justice system.

These services come under the general heading of the Thames Valley Young People’s Forensic Service, and consist of:

Forensic CAMHS

This is a specialist regional service covering the Thames Valley, including Oxfordshire. We respond to family or professional concerns about mental health or neurodevelopmental difficulties in young people with risky behavior towards others, or those who are involved in the youth justice system.

Our team has particular expertise in:

  • working at the interface between health, youth justice, welfare, and education systems
  • supporting other services involved with helping high-risk young people
  • understanding the difficulties and dilemmas associated with the care of high-risk young people.

Contact us

See our referral page for more information on how you can access this or other services, or call us on 01865 902613. 

Child & Adolescent Harmful Behaviour Service (CAHBS) 

This service is for children and young people in Oxfordshire about whom there are concerns in relation to sexualised or sexually-harmful behaviour. We provide assessments, and work with young people and their family. 

Contact us

See our referral page for more information on how you can access this or other services, or call us on 01865 902613. 

Criminal justice and liaison service for Oxfordshire

We’re here to help if you have been arrested or charged, and need extra support. You don’t have to see us, but if you do, we will try and work with what your difficulties are. We support families and carers too, and vulnerable people including:

  • mental health problems
  • learning disabilities or learning difficulties
  • alcohol or substance misuse issues
  • housing issues

We can give you support if you are at these police stations:

  • Abingdon police station
  • Banbury police station

We can support you if you are at these magistrates’ courts:

  • Oxford Magistrates Court
  • Banbury Magistrates Court

We can also give support for people at Early Intervention Centres.

Sometimes the support we give is over the phone.

If not, we will try to meet you somewhere that is convenient for you so we can talk in person.

We are here to help you 24 hours a day, every day of the week: call us on 0300 365 5555 (option 1 for adults, optiion 2 for young people)

Last updated: 6 March, 2018