Specialist community forensic team

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About the service

The Specialist Community Forensic Team (SCFT) is part of the forensic community service offer for the West Yorkshire Provider Collaborative. The team provides a range of support for individuals on the forensic pathway, particularly to assist them on their transition back into the community.

The service is made up of staff from one local NHS Trust (South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).

We work with people from Wakefield, Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, and Kirklees.

We work with:

  • Forensic outreach liaison team/forensic community transition teams
  • Inpatient adult services
  • Secure services.
  • Police and probation services.
  • Local authorities
  • Community mental health teams

Why would you be referred?

You might have been referred to us if:

  • You are currently in hospital and your clinical team feel that you are ready to move on
  • You, your family, your carers, or others working with you are concerned about your potential risk to others
  • Your previous care team may be concerned that you are at risk of committing a crime
  • You are living in the community and are experiencing numerous crises. It would be helpful for you to have some specialist support


Service user – Click here to give feedback on our service – http://ratenhs.uk/kmX3Ot

Parent, friend or carer – Click here to give feedback on our service – http://ratenhs.uk/Vw7eNE

Professional – Click here to give feedback on our service – http://ratenhs.uk/vhTsNF

If you would like to provide a compliment or complaint, email SpecialistCommunity.ForensicTeam@swyt.nhs.uk or telephone 01924 316067.

Why would someone choose the service?

We work in collaboration with the people we support. We want you to feel listened to. Your opinions and views matter and we will take into consideration your experiences.

  • We offer individual packages of care to support you, your family member or friend in their transition back to the community.
  • As a service we are committed to carer health and wellbeing. Our carers support group provides a safe and respectful place to support you.

Staff you may meet