NCATs - Referrals At a glance

We're based in Camden, London, but NCATS is available to children and young people up to the age of 21 across the UK.

Children and young people are referred to NCATS by professionals because they have:

Making a referral

We welcome initial telephone or email enquiries about NCATS services from a wide range of organisations including local authorities, youth offending services, courts and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) throughout the UK.

Before we can accept a referral to NCATS, we'll ask you about any safeguarding measures in place for the young person's own safety and any measures helping to prevent further harm to others.

Call 0203 772 9905 or email for more information, costs and to make a referral.

Guidance about case management or treatment 

Professionals can also contact us if you're in need of detailed guidance about case management or treatment of harmful sexual behaviour cases.

Where NCATS is available

NCATS is based in north London but is available nationwide.

020 3772 9905


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