Regional contacts

NHS England is responsible for commissioning Liaison and Diversion (L&D). Funding flows directly from NHS England to regional teams that ensure L&D services are working well.

If you would like to contact your regional team, please go to our regional, please go to our regional page.

You can also contact the L&D central team with any specific questions.

See below for a directory of all the L&D sites. Here you will find contact details for the service manager and admin/reception plus other useful contacts for each service.

Contact directory

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Service Manager: Matt Flynn, Community Services Manager, 07712424162/0300 555 0224, matthew.flynn@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Patchway, office number 01278 644209
  • Keynsham, office number 01278 644410

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Bristol (via Administration)
  • North Avon (via Administration)
  • Bath (via Administration)

Youth Courts

  • Bristol (via Administration)
  • Bath (via Administration)

Crown Courts

  • Bristol (via Will Johnson)

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: John Meacock, 01278 411860, John.Meacock@sompar.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Bridgwater
  • Minehead

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Taunton
  • Yeovil
  • North Somerset (in conjunction with AWP)

Youth Courts

  • Taunton
  • Yeovil

Crown Courts

  • Taunton

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Karen Weir, 07432 657734, karen.weir3@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Kempston
  • Luton

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Luton

Youth Courts

  • Luton

Crown Courts

  • Luton

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Acting Service Manager: Deputy Service Manager: Julie Denton: 07584557164, Email: Julie.Denton@berkshire.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Loddon Valley (Reading)
  • Maidenhead
  • Newbury

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Reading
  • Slough

Youth Courts

  • Reading

Crown Courts

  • Reading

Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Simon Warren, 07921 283401, simonwarren@nhs.net

Police Custody Suites

  • Milton Keynes

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Milton Keynes

Youth Courts

  • Milton Keynes

Crown Courts

  • Oxford (nder Reading)

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Neelam Butt, 0121 301 4409, 07387 259642, Neelam.butt1@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Perry Barr Custody – 07768 308222

Outreach Service

  • Team Admin – 0121 301 4409

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Birmingham (via Admin)

Youth Courts

  • Birmingham (via Admin)

Crown Courts

  • Birmingham (via Admin)

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Service Manager: Dawn Homer, dawn.homer2@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Bilston Street
  • Oldbury Custody Suite
  • Wolverhampton

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton

Crown Courts

  • Wolverhampton

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • High Wycombe
  • Aylesbury

Magistrates’ Courts

  • High Wycombe

Youth Court

  • High Wycombe

Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Sara Hart, 01733 363195, sara.hart@cpft.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

  • Peterborough Base and Administrators, 01733 317560
  • Cambridge Base, 01223 823586

Police Custody Suites

  • Peterborough (via Peterborough Base and Administrators)
  • Cambridge

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Huntingdon (via Peterborough Base and Administrators)
  • Peterborough (via Peterborough Base and Administrators)
  • Cambridge (via Cambridge Base)

Youth Courts

  • Huntingdon (via Peterborough Base and Administrators)

Crown Courts

  • Cambridge (via Cambridge Base)

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Helen Marriott, 07887 953688, helenmarriott@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Teesside

Youth Courts

  • Middlesbrough

Crown Courts

  • Teesside

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Service Manager: Fiona Rose, fiona.rose2@covwarkpt.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Coventry, Tel: 101, option 2, extension: 8313204/ 8313188
  • Leamington Tel: 01926 684106
  • Nuneaton Via Admin

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Coventry (via Admin)
  • Leamington (via Admin)

Youth Courts

  • Coventry (via Admin)

Crown Courts

  • Coventry (via Admin)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Dominic Pitter, 01332 268490/07584 618309, Dominic.Pitter@derbyshcft.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Derby
  • Chesterfield

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Derby
  • Chesterfield

Youth Courts

  • Derby
  • Chesterfield

Crown Courts

  • Derby

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Service Manager: Caroline Oakford, carolineoakford@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

  • 01392 208768

Police Custody Suites

  • Barnstaple
  • Exeter
  • Plymouth
  • Torbay

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Exeter
  • Plymouth
  • Torbay
  • Barnstaple

Youth Courts

  • Exeter
  • Plymouth
  • Torbay

Crown Courts

  • Exeter
  • Plymouth

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Jo Green, 01208 834747, jogreen1@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

  • 01208 834747

Police Custody Suites

  • Camborne
  • Newquay
  • Torbay

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Bodmin
  • Truro

Youth Courts

  • Bodmin
  • Truro

Crown Courts

  • Truro

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Stan Sadler, 01202 705526/07795 506255, stan.sadler1@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Bournemouth
  • Weymouth

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Poole
  • Weymouth

Youth Courts

  • Bournemouth
  • Weymouth

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Helen Marriott, 07887 953688, helenmarriott@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Peterlee

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Peterlee

Youth Courts

  • Peterlee

Crown Courts

  • Durham

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Janet Childs, 01245 315107/07973380357, janet.childs@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Basildon
  • Chelmsford
  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Colchester
  • Harlow
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Grays (Thurrock)

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Basildon
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Southend-on-Sea

Youth Courts

  • Basildon
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Southend-on-Sea

Crown Courts

  • Basildon
  • Southend-on-Sea

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Gloucester

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Cheltenham

Youth Courts

  • Cheltenham

Crown Courts

  • Gloucester

Prospects Youth Support Services

Service Manager: Gerard Calvert, 01452 547540, Gerard.Calvert@prosects.co.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Youth Courts

  • Cheltenham

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Kirsty Simpson, 01925 275300/07884 187126, kirsty.simpson@nwbh.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Wigan

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Bolton
  • Wigan

Youth Courts

  • Bolton
  • Wigan

Crown Courts

  • Bolton

Care & Custody (Health)

Service Manager: Catherine McDonald, catherine.mcdonald@nwbh.nhs.uk 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • North Manchester (via L Blacklock)
  • Swinton (via L Blacklock)
  • Ashton (via Emma Dickenson)
  • Cheadle Heath (via Emma Dickenson)
  • Longsight (via Emma Dickenson)

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Manchester (via L Blacklock)
  • Salford (via L Blacklock)
  • Stockport (via Emma Dickenson)
  • Thameside (via Emma Dickenson)

Youth Courts

  • Manchester (via L Blacklock)
  • Salford (via L Blacklock)
  • Stockport (via Emma Dickenson)
  • Thameside (via Emma Dickenson)

Crown Courts

  • Manchester – Crown Square (via L Blacklock)
  • Manchester  – Minshull Street (via L Blacklock)

Berkshire Health Care Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Abi Benussi, 07392191014, abigail.benussi@berkshire.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Portsmouth (via Lorraine Davis)
  • Southampton (via Sally Egginton)
  • Basingstoke (via Pauline O’Callaghan)

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Portsmouth (via Lorraine Davis)
  • Southampton (via Sally Egginton)
  • Basingstoke (via Pauline O’Callaghan)

Youth Courts

  • Fareham (via Sandra Bateson)
  • Southampton (via Sally Egginton)
  • Basingstoke (via Pauline O’Callaghan)

Crown Courts

  • Portsmouth (via Lorraine Davis)
  • Southampton (via Sally Egginton)
  • Winchester (via Carrie Ord)

Service Manager: Jean Hammond, Tel: 01432 353620/07925893836, jean.hammond4@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Hereford

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Hereford
  • Kidderminster

Youth Courts

  • Hereford

Crown Courts

  • Hereford
  • Worcester

Hertfordshire Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team

Operational lead: Denford Chifamba – 07799620394

Team leaders

Specific point of contact

Custody suites

  • Hatfield Custody, 01707 806 810
  • Stevenage Custody, 01438 757099

Courts

  • St Albans Magistrate Court, contact via Hatfield Custody
  • Stevenage Court, contact via Stevenage Custody
  • Hatfield Remand Court, contact via Hatfield Custody

Humber Police Custody and Liaison and Diversion service

Provided by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Service Manager: Amanda Wilkinson: amanda.wilkinson@nhs.net, 07985 803861

Specific Points of Contact:

  • Central email: landd.leedscommunity@nhs.net<mailto:landd.leedscommunity@nhs.net>
  • Central phone number: 0113 3760370 (Select option 2: Humberside L&D)

Police Custody suites

  • Hull
  • Grimsby

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Hull
  • Grimsby
  • Beverly

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Service Manager: Gemma McSweeney, 01622 722374/07785 973796, gemma.mcsweeney@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Canterbury
  • Folkestone
  • Maidstone
  • Margate
  • Medway
  • North Kent (Ebbsfleet)
  • Tonbridge

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Folkestone
  • Margate
  • Maidstone

Youth Courts

  • Canterbury
  • Medway

Crown Courts

  • Canterbury
  • Maidstone

Lancashire Liaison and Diversion Team

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: Joanna Johnson, 07508 375222, Joanna.Johnson@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

East Lancashire Custody Suites and Magistrates Court

Team Manager: Peter Haworth, 07415 732194 peter.haworth@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Admin Number: 07960858024

Police Custody Suites and Magistrates Court

  • Blackburn Duty practitioner 01254 353686 or 07960858024
  • Burnley Duty practitioner 01282 472914 or 07960858024

Central Lancashire

Preston and Blackpool

Team Manager: Alison Foreman, 07507 846008, alison.foreman@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Blackpool duty practitioner 01253 604011

Preston duty practitioner 01772 401484

Preston Crown Court

Courts Lead: Michael Nuttall 07790 387934 michael.nuttall@lancashirecare.nhs.uk, michael.nuttall2@nhs.net

Lancaster Custody Suite and Magistrates Court

  • Duty Practitioner, 01524 596652

Cumbria Liaison and Diversion service

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager:  Joanna Johnson, 07508 375222, Joanna.Johnson@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Team Manager: Gemma Richardson, 07950 53043  Gemma.Richardson@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

  • Duty Practitioner 07940 462812

Police Custody Suites

  • Carlisle
  • Barrow
  • Workington
  • Kendal

Magistrates Courts

  • Carlisle
  • Barrow
  • Workington

Crown Courts

  • Carlisle

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Service Manager: Matthew Pickard, 0116 295 3040, matthew.pickard@leicspart.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Euston Street (via Custody: 01162 483717)
  • Keyham Lane (via Custody: 01162 483717)
  • Beaumont Leys (via Custody: 01162 483717)

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Leicester City (via Court: 07920 288545)
  • Loughborough (via Court: 07920 288545)

Youth Courts

  • Leicester (via Chris Bolas)

Crown Courts

  • Leicester (via Court: 07920 288545)

Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

Service Manager: Mary O’Sullivan, 07775 537710, maryosullivan@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact:

Police Custody Suites

  • Lincoln
  • Grantham
  • Boston
  • Skegness

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Lincoln
  • Boston

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Operational Manager: Sadie Canning-Dossor, 0151 478 6550 / 07974988813, sadie.canning-dossor@merseycare.nhs.uk

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • St Anne Street
  • Copy Lane
  • Wavertree Road

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Liverpool (0151 478 655 extension number: 00031 / 07823 360725)
  • Bootle (0151 478 655 extension number: 00031 / 07823 360725)

Youth Courts

  • Liverpool
  • Bootle

Crown Courts

  • Liverpool (0151 478 655 extension number: 00031 / 07823 360725)

Service manager:  Andy Crowther (Central & North West Foundation Trust) 07974 312375, andy.crowther@nhs.net

Specific point of contact: Auxilia Matina, 07712231160

Police Custody Suites:

  • Milton Keynes

Magistrates’ court:

  • Milton Keynes

Youth Court:

  • Milton Keynes

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Aylsham – Sean Mears
  • Wymondham – Sean Mears
  • Kings Lynn – Nick Oliver
  • Great Yarmouth – Nick Oliver
  • Martlesham – Dann Chapelle
  • Bury St Edmunds – Dan Chapelle

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Ipswich – Dan Chapelle and Steve Webster
  • Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth – Nick Oliver and Steve Webster
  • Norwich – Sean Mears and Steve Webster

Youth Courts

  • Ipswich – Dan Chapelle and Steve Webster
  • Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth – Nick Oliver and Steve Webster
  • Norwich – Sean Mears and Steve Webster

Crown Courts

  • Ipswich – Dan Chapelle and Steve Webster
  • Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth – Nick Oliver and Steve Webster
  • Norwich – Sean Mears and Steve Webster

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Northampton
  • Northampton Criminal Justice Centre
  • Corby
  • Kettering Weekly Wood

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Northampton
  • Wellingborough

Youth Courts

  • Northampton
  • Wellingborough

Crown Courts

  • Northampton

Service Manager: Helen Marriott helenmarriott@nhs.net<mailto:helenmarriott@nhs.net>

Specific point of contacts:

Main office location:

Fulford Road Police station
North Yorkshire – Liaison and Diversion Team
Fulford Road Police Station
Fulford Road
YORK, YO10 4BY

Custody Suites:

  • York
  • Harrogate
  • Scarborough

Magistrates’ Courts:

  • York Magistrates Court

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Nottingham (via Nikki Chambers)
  • Mansfield (via Joanne Halstead)
  • Newark (via Joanne Halstead)

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Nottingham (via Johnny Berry)
  • Mansfield (via Court practitioner 01623 434648)
  • Court practitioner, 01623 434648

Youth Courts

  • Nottingham (via Johnny Berry)
  • Mansfield (via Court practitioner 01623 434648)
  • Court practitioner, 01623 434648

Crown Courts

  • Nottingham (via John Stocks)

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Middle Engine Lane (via Administration)
  • Newcastle (via Administration)
  • Sunderland (via Administration)

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Newcastle (via Administration)
  • North Tyneside (via Administration)
  • S.E Northumberland (Bedlington) (via Administration)
  • South Shields (via Administration)
  • Sunderland (via Administration)

Youth Courts

  • Newcastle (via Paul Brownlee or Knox Walton)
  • North Tyneside (via Angela Sheppard)
  • Berwick (via Katrina Fox)
  • Sunderland (via Linda Mason)

Crown Courts

  • Newcastle (via Administration)

Oxfordshire

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Abingdon
  • Banbury

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Oxford
  • Banbury

Youth Courts

  • Oxford

Crown Courts

  • Oxford

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: 

Service Team Leader:

Specific Point(s) of Contact

  •  Clee Building, The Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, SY3 8DS
  • Team Email: shrops.landd@nhs.net
  • Team Contact Number: 0300 124 0348

Police Custody Suites

  • Malinsgate Police Station: 01952 214 630
  • Monkmoor Police Station: 03003 333 000

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Telford Magistrates’ Court
  • Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court

Crown Courts

  • Shrewsbury Crown Court

South Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion Service: Delivered by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager

Transformation Lead

Barnsley Team

  • Barnsley Police Station, Churchfield, Barnsley, S70 2DL, 01226 736544, safehaven.courtdiversion@nhs.net
    Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm. Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 7am to 3pm

Team Manager

Shepcote Team (Sheffield and Rotherham)

Team Manager

Doncaster Team

Team Manager

Sheffield Crown Court Practitioner

Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Liaison and Diversion service

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust | North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare

Service manager

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Northern Area police custody: 01785 238489
  • Watling House Police Station, Watling Street, Gailey, Stafford, ST19 5PR. Watling Custody Desk: 01785 218833
  • Liaison and Diversion team: 01785 238480

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Newcastle-Under-Lyme Justice Centre, Court Switchboard: 01782 741641
  • Cannock Magistrates Court: 01785 223144

Youth Courts

  • Newcastle-Under-Lyme Justice Centre, Court Switchboard: 01782 741641

Crown Courts

  • Hanley Crown Court, 01782 854000

South Staffordshire

Service manager: Charlotte McGaw, Team Leader – Staffordshire, 07977981889, Charlotte.mcgaw@mpft.nhs.uk / Charlotte.mcgaw@nhs.net

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Watling Custody Desk: 01785 218833
  • Liaison and Diversion: Tel: 07977981889 (Charlotte), 07580770525 (Danielle)

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Cannock Magistrates Court: 01785 223144

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

  • Team admin, 01483 443589

Police Custody Suites

  • Guildford
  • Salfords
  • Staines

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Guildford
  • Redhill
  • Staines

Youth Courts

  • Guildford
  • Redhill
  • Staines

Crown Courts

  • Guildford

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

  • Team Administrator, 01323 444172

Police Custody Suites

  • Brighton
  • Worthing
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Hastings
  • Eastbourne

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Brighton
  • Worthing
  • Crawley
  • Hastings
  • Eastbourne

Youth Courts

  • Brighton
  • Worthing
  • Crawley
  • Hastings
  • Eastbourne

Crown Courts

  • Hove
  • Lewes

West Yorkshire Service Manager: 

Team Managers

West Yorkshire Magistrates / Crown / Youth Courts 

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Service Manager: 

Specific Point(s) of Contact

Police Custody Suites

  • Gable Cross (Swindon)
  • Melksham
  • Salisbury

Magistrates’ Courts

  • Chippenham
  • Salisbury
  • Swindon

Crown Courts

  • Salisbury
  • Swindon