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 604 288

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

Weekly updates

If you wish to be added to the distribution list for these updates please email communications@mpft.nhs.uk with the subject line ‘Children and Young People’s Autism Service weekly update’.

Children and Young People’s Autism Service Weekly Update - 18 October 2019

Children and Young People's Autism Service Weekly Update - 11 October 2019

Children and Young People's Autism Service Weekly Update - 4 October 2019

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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