The Children & Young People's Autism Service is the interim autism service for south Staffordshire being provided by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We have been working closely with both the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the previous provider to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for patients, carers and their families and will be contacting each one individually following the changeover.

Accessing the service

The service can be accessed by:

Referrals

Please note: Referrals into the service can only be made by a professional who has met with the child and family.

All referrals will be triaged by an NHS practitioner.

Please click here for the Children and Young People’s Autism Service referral form. Please complete the form and forward to cypautismservice@mpft.nhs.uk.

If an assessment is appropriate, the young person will receive a face-to-face assessment to help the practitioner understand the current difficulties.

Once the team has completed their assessment, they will talk through the options available, so that together we can plan and agree the best support.

Should a referral not be deemed to be appropriate, practitioners may contact referrers for more information or will signpost the family/young person to other services.

Frequently asked questions

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about the Children and Young People's Autism Service.

If you have a further question, please contact the service on 0300 303 0691 between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) or email cypautismservice@mpft.nhs.uk.

Urgent help

If you need urgent help between the hours of 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday, you can contact the Single Point of Access directly on 0300 303 0691, or call First Response (social care and health) on 0800 1313 126.

If you need urgent help out of hours (evenings, weekends or bank holidays) please contact:

  • NHS 111, who have access to on-call mental health professionals; or
  • First Response Emergency Duty Team on 0345 604 2886

In the event of a medical emergency please go straight to A&E.

Other useful contacts

  • Emergency - 999
  • Samaritans - 01952 256161 (local call rates) or 01953 116123 (free)
  • Mind - 07434 869 248
  • ChildLine - 0800 1111
  • NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
  • NHS (non-emergency) - 111
  • Sexual Health Service - 0300 123 0994
  • FRANK - 0800 776 600

Workshops

Introduction to Autism workshops

Thursday 28 November - 9.30am-12.30pm
Rugeley Community Centre, Burnthill Lane, Rugeley, WS15 2HX

Wednesday 4 December - 9.30am-12.30pm
St Peter's Church, Hawksworth, Tamworth, B77 2HH

These sessions are open to parents in possession of a full or working autism diagnosis for their child. The Introduction to Autism workshops will provide more information on the difficulties that are commonly seen in children with autism, alongside recommendations on how the team can support this.

Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Proof of a full or working diagnosis will be required on booking confirmation.

To book a place please call the autism team on 0300 303 0691 or email cypautismservice@mpft.nhs.uk 

 

Understanding Sensory Processing in Children with Autism – Parent/Carer Workshop

Thursday 5 December - 10am-12.30pm
Families First Children’s Centre, Faraday Road, Stafford, ST16 3NQ

This session is open to parents in possession of a full or working autism diagnosis for their child. This workshop will cover basic theory of sensory processing, help with identifying sensory behaviours in children with autism, thinking about strategies parents can use and developing understanding to help improve functioning in activities of everyday life.

Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Proof of a full or working diagnosis will be required on booking confirmation.

To book a place please call the autism team on 0300 303 0691 or email cypautismservice@mpft.nhs.uk 
 

Children and Young People's Autism Service Contact Details

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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