Children’s Psychological Services - SCAYT+, Psychological services for Children Looked After and Adopted in Lancashire

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Available at the following locations

  • Lancashire


    The primary clinical focus of the service is to:
    1. Offer psychological consultation to social workers and other staff working with children and young people who are Looked After by Lancashire County  Council (LCC) as well as children adopted
    2. Provide psychological advice and support to adoptive families, foster carers and residential staff regarding children and young people in the care of LCC.
    3. Provide training sessions, alongside partner agencies, to adoptive families as well as  foster carers looking after LCC children
    4. Following initial consultations, carry out specialist assessment work and therapeutic interventions for children and young people adopted and those  in the care of LCC

    What we do

    The service provides a targeted service to children and young people adopted and those in the care of LCC.  Referrals to the service are usually made by the referred child’s Social Worker.

    We do not provide a court assessment service or forensic assessments.

    How to access the service

    All referrals should be made using our referral form available. The service admin email is

    Telephone/email discussion and enquiries are always welcome, but a referral form needs to be completed for a service to be provided

    How to contact us:

    The service is provided from two main bases, one at The Fold in Burnley and the other at Riverbank Children Centre, Preston. Children, carers and colleagues can be seen at various locations within the county.

    Service Contact Details:

    Tel: 01772 538880

    Additional Resources:

    Patient Information Leaflets

    With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

    Please follow this link for more information

    External Website


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