Community Forensic Team

The Community Forensic Team is a specialist team that offers support and treatment to people who have offended, or are inclined to offend, as a result of their mental health, disorder or disability.

What services do we offer?

Our Community Forensic Team works with people who have been involved with the police and court who have then needed diverting away under part 3 of the Mental Health Act. This team is made up of two Band 6 practitioners and they hold a caseload of service users (some out of area in secure services and some in the community). Both practitioners are trained in specialist risk assessment such as the HCR 20 and therefore can offer joint work or help with assessments if there are concerns about risk.

The team offer CPA care coordination and case management of individuals who are detained under Part Three of the Mental Health Act (1983) or who are conditionally discharged 37/41 or CTO service users.

The team is made up of nurses and social workers who can work with people in a special hospital, secure unit or prison setting to assess their mental health needs and provide necessary advice to the authorities. The service also supports people within the community and puts appropriate safety measures in place.


Referrals to the Community Forensic team are through local services or criminal justice agencies.

Forensic service referrals are made through local psychiatric services and the criminal justice agencies: criminal justice liaison – at local police stations, magistrates’ court and the probation service; community – advice and liaison to primary care, community mental health teams and voluntary organisations; secure units and special hospitals – private care services in the community; prison in reach and aftercare – at remand and sentence sites.

Internal requests for community forensic joint working should be discussed initially by speaking with a member of the team on (01472) 252366 or emailing request to and then discussed at our team meeting which takes place on a Wednesday afternoon.

Already accessing NAViGO Services?

If you are already accessing a service within NAViGO and need to speak with someone about your care and treatment, please contact either your Care Coordinator or Lead Professional for whom you should have been given contact details.

Alternatively, you can contact the wider team who provide your services. To find contact details for all the NAViGO services, please click here.

If you should require emergency assistance out of office hours, please contact Lincsline who can be reached from 5pm until 9am or 24 hours a day at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Lincsline: 0808 800 1010

New to NAViGO Services?

If you or a loved one require help and support for mental health issues, your first port of call should be your GP or other health care professionals who may refer you to one of our services.

Alternatively our Open Minds centres based in both Grimsby and Cleethorpes are open access to the general public:

Open Minds Grimsby:
7-9 Osborne Street
DN31 1EY

(01472) 625100- A voicemail can be left outside of office hours

Open Minds Cleethorpes:

13-15 Grimsby Road
DN35 7AQ
(01472) 252760 – A voicemail can be left outside of office hours

If you or a loved one are not already accessing our services and require emergency assistance for a mental health crisis, you can contact the NAViGO Single Point of Access 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

Call: (01472) 256 256 Option 3


(Emails sent to this address will only be responded to within office hours, Monday – Friday between 9am-5pm. If you require immediate assistance, please use the phone number listed above.)


Harrison House
Peaks Lane
DN32 9RP
(01472) 252366