Our Services A-Z

Liaison and Diversion Service

Who are we?

The Humber Liaison and Diversion team offers advice, support and signposting for people when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders.

Integrated with our own Police Custody Healthcare team, we work with people with mental health, learning difficulties, substance misuse and other vulnerabilities. Our aim is to improve the health outcomes of the people we meet and reduce reoffending by ensuring that vulnerable people are identified and assessed as early as possible.

Our service supports people through the criminal justice system pathway, supporting them to get access to the most appropriate services to meet their needs.

What do we provide?

As early as possible we ensure that people are screened and assessed. Our work includes:

  • Advice, guidance and signposting to relevant support services to suit location and need
  • Specialist assessment of needs and a care plan is developed when the person is seen
  • Individuals can then be transferred in to the community outreach team and a bespoke community-based care package with allocated support workers and volunteers implemented
  • Working closely with police, courts, probation officers, Youth Offending Teams and other key organisations to inform proceedings and support decision-making

Who we work with

We care about the individual, using our committed combined team to liaise with them and relevant parties along their pathway to divert them into a positive journey, breaking the cycle of crime. We provide a comprehensive assessment and short term support package working jointly with other services.

We help with:

  • Mental Health
  • Substance misuse
  • Learning disability
  • Speech and Language issues
  • Capacity for effective participation in criminal justice procedures
  • Cultural and gender needs
  • Safeguarding
  • Age and development related needs
  • Neuro-disability needs
  • ADHD/Autism/Asperger’s
  • Social vulnerabilities (including, relationships, daily living, educational and occupational needs, employment/vocational needs, housing, finance)

How to access the service

Referrals can be made by the police, crown prosecution service, primary and secondary care services, prison, probation and court, social services, solicitors, voluntary agencies and youth offending teams. Individuals can also refer themselves to the service.

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.