Child and Adolescent Forensic Service (Maudsley Hospital)

< Back to directory


This is a specialist service, available to people from across the UK. GPs, consultants, health professionals, referrers, commissioners and members of the public can find comprehensive information about this national service here:


They provide specialist forensic services, treating complex and high-risk cases. Many of the young people they work with are vulnerable and present with severe psychopathology.

Young people referred to them may be involved with the criminal justice system or be at high risk of being so in the future. They are likely to present with behavioural problems like violence and aggression towards others, harming themselves, fire setting or engaging in sexually inappropriate behaviour.

They aim to provide a fast-track service for cases requiring an urgent response because of the nature of the presenting problem or, in some cases, the time limits imposed by criminal proceedings. They conduct home and community assessments where appropriate.
For more information about SLaM’s national and specialist services see:

Contact Details

020 3228 3841


The Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People, Maudsley Hospital, De Crespigny Park (off Denmark Hill), London SE5 8AZ

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair accessible building Ground floor therapy rooms Accessible toilets on all levels Lift access to the 1stfloor.

Tube: Elephant & Castle, then bus. Rail: Denmark Hill. Buses: 12, 35, 40, 45, 68, 176, 185.

< Back to directory