National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (NCATS) Referrals
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:
- displayed harmful sexual behaviour – this can be in the past or currently
- been convicted of a sexual offence.
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 NCATS@nspcc.org.uk 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.
Help and advice for professionals
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