Referral to The Croft
Reasons for referral
Children are typically referred to the Croft for one of the following reasons:
• Assessment of children with complex presentations – e.g. co-morbid physical disorders, complex psychosocial situations, etc. - where outpatient assessment has proved inconclusive or additional information is required.
• Children requiring specialised treatments under close observation - e.g. medication or behavioural modification.
• Children requiring assessment or treatment away from the home environment - e.g. psychosomatic disorders.
• Children with severe mental health problems associated with significant risk or where their illness is significantly affecting their development - e.g. children with eating disorders who are physically compromised, or children with depression leading to social withdrawal and lack of access to education.
• Children who need intensive mental health support for rehabilitation
Who can refer
The Croft accepts referrals from:
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) teams (referrals need to be supported by team consultant psychiatrist)
• Paediatric teams
• Social workers, subject to funding
• Professionals and parents are welcome to contact us to discuss our services and how to access us.