Street triage pilot service

Street triage pilot service

Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) has been successful in a bid to provide a new pilot service working with Devon and Cornwall Police. 

This new service will link with the liaison and diversion service, with existing mental health nurses and new recruits providing a joint remit of a day-time liaison and diversion service and a night-time street triage service across Devon.

Liaison and diversion remit:

  • To provide timely screening assessments to those detainees and defendants presenting in criminal justice services (courts and Police custody) with suspected mental health, learning disability, alcohol or substance misuse issues
  • To give information and advice to criminal justice staff on how to manage those persons needs whilst they are going through the criminal justice system and make recommendations on disposal route
  • To signpost/refer person onto appropriate services according to identified need.

Street triage remit (out of hours night shifts):

To provide telephone advice and information to Police response units across Devon when they have a request for a call out to a person that may have mental health, learning disability, alcohol or substance misuse issues.

To attend with Police response units to carry out triage, screening assessment and give information and advice to assist with decision making/disposal route and carry out appropriate liaison and referral/signposting on according to identified need.

For more information contact: or by 07833 435511

Front Left Karla Wilson-Palmer, Team Manager Kate Bennett MN Nurse, Far Left Kathy Hulme- Team Admin support, 2nd Left Adam Churchward MH Nurse, 3rd Left Mark Rattenbury MH Nurse, Far Right- Graham Lindley-Dore MH Nurse, 2nd Right Sarah Venning- MH N

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