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Derby CityChildren's Social Care Procedures

6.6.3 Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service - The Keep


This chapter contains referral information about the new Emotional Health and Well Being Service – The Keep - which was launched on 1 October 2016.


The Keep – Referral Form

The Keep – Service Information Leaflet

This chapter was added to the manual in August 2017.

Derby City Council uses a Strengths Based Approach for all work with children and families.


The Keep is a single integrated health and social care team based at Leopold Street providing emotional well-being and therapeutic services for Children in Care and other groups of vulnerable children and young people. The key aim of the service is to improve emotional well being and to reduce placement breakdown.

Completed referrals should be emailed to in the interim until a service email is set up, however referral forms MUST be sent by egress as to is not secure. Alternatively they can be posted or dropped off by hand.

The team aim to provide initial consultations within 6 weeks from referral. The service also provides a non-referral consultation service to professionals and foster carers for one-off input (please ring on 01332 717575) to book.

Melonie Hambly
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Lead
The Keep
Emotional Well Being Service
42 Leopold Street

Telephone: 01332 717575