The Wolverhampton Forensic Liaison Scheme (WFLS) is a long running partnership between the Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Scheme provides an advisory service and forum to discuss the forensic treatment needs, management and ongoing support of service-users with serious mental health issues who are open to BCPFT and who pose a significant risk to others or who have a history of violent or sexual offending.

The Scheme is led by the MPFT forensic multi-disciplinary team based at the Hatherton Centre NHS medium secure unit in Stafford and consists of the following:

  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • Applied Specialist Psychologist
  • Senior Social Worker
  • Senior Forensic Nurse
  • Key stakeholders
  • A senior representative from the Wolverhampton Complex Care Team

Members of both services work together as a multi-professional clinical team.Referral to the scheme will normally be the responsibility of the responsible clinician or care co-ordinator in BCPFT. The Scheme meets on a weekly basis.

Referrals are made to the scheme co-ordinator who works for the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The Hatherton centre provides specialist advice and support. Clinical responsibility for their care remains with the local services when they are resident in Wolverhampton.

Upon receipt of the referral, we will arrange an appointment for you to attend the WFLS which meets regularly via MSTeams between 2pm and 5pm every Thursday.

For further information on the service or to speak to a clinician please contact:

Sonia Reece, Co-ordinating Secretary on 01743 210091 or email


The Shropshire Forensic Liaison Scheme (SFLS) is operated by the members of the Shropshire Forensic Mental Health Team. The scheme aims to serve local clinicians in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin using a liaison model, tailored to meet the needs of the more rural and geographically dispersed community. The scheme provides specialist multi-disciplinary forensic advice to colleagues working with service users who may pose a risk of harm to others.

The SFLS aims to:

  • Ensure effective clinical consultation and liaison over the care of people with mental health difficulties who have offended or who present risks to others, no matter where they may be located.
  • Facilitate effective early involvement of the forensic services and increase the effectiveness of risk management plans.
  • Ensure appropriate dissemination of clinical information according to the principles and practice of the Care Programme Approach.
  • Facilitate mutual learning and development through collaborative working between specialised forensic and local mental health services.
  • Share best practice between the liaison scheme locally and nationally.
  • Promote well informed, effective rewarding working relationships.
  • Ensure that the limited resources available are used to the maximum advantage.

The SFLS consists of:

  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Senior Social Worker
  • Senior Forensic Nurse
  • Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • Key stakeholders

To make a referral

Please contact the team secretary via email or telephone (see details below). A written referral can be made providing details of service user and their clinical background, in addition to a brief description of what assistance/advice you are seeking with respect to risk management. Upon receipt of the referral, the team secretary will arrange an appointment for you to attend the SFLS which meets regularly via MsTeams between 9.15am and 12.15am every Wednesday. Appointments are 60 minutes.

Shropshire Forensic Liaison Scheme contact information

Referrals and other enquiries should be made via the SFLS referrals inbox on

If you need to speak to a clinician, please contact the team secretary on 01743 210116 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm).

Forensic Mental Health Contact Details

The Hatherton Centre

Phone numbers, fax and email