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Liaison and diversion services

Our Liaison and Diversion services aim to improve the health and justice outcomes for adults and children aged ten years and upwards, who come into contact with the youth and criminal justice systems, where their needs are identified as factors in their offending behaviour.

People with mental health problems,  learning disability, substance misuse problems and other vulnerabilities are identified and assessed as early as possible as they pass through the youth and  criminal justice systems to ensure they have access to appropriate services and support.

Our team consists of nurses, social workers and support workers, with a wide and varied skills and knowledge base. The team operates from and covers a variety of locations including courts, police stations and youth offending services with the Mersey Care footprint.  As well as mental health and risk assessment, we are a key partner in multi-agency liaison and working, training across multi-agency and health groups and we have responsibility for community risk management.


Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team
South Sefton Magistrates Court
29 Merton Road
L20 3XX

0151 255 0040 or 0151 285 6263


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