Information for practitioners

Thanks for stopping by the Young Hackney site – we hope you like what you see. The information on this site is for young people in the borough – if you’d like more information about the Young Hackney service please visit the hackney.gov.uk site.

Young Hackney is part of Hackney’s Children and Young People Service. We work alongside colleagues in the Youth Justice service and in Children’s Social Care to offer young people support when they most need it.

Referrals for practitioners

If you would like to make a referral to Young Hackney, please complete the Referral Form and email it to cypppreferrals@hackney.gov.uk.

If you would like to make a referral to the Young Hackney Substance Misuse Service, download the YHSMS Referral Form and email it to yhsms@hackney.gov.uk (open) or yhsms@hackney.gov.uk.cjsm.net (secure).

If you are concerned about a child, contact the First Access and Screening Team (FAST):

  • Members of the public or professionals can telephone FAST on 02083565500 any time Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm for advice, guidance or to make a referral. After 5pm and at weekends, the Out of Hours social work service is contactable on 020 8356 2710.
  • Email: Members of the public or professionals can email FAST on FAST@hackney.gov.uk or secure email on FAST@hackney.gov.uk.cjsm.net
  • In person: Children and families can ‘walk in’ to Hackney Service Centre and ask to see a duty children’s social worker any time Monday to Friday
    between 9am and 5pm.
  • The Multi-Agency Operational Protocol for FAST can be found on the City & Hackney Safeguarding Children Board website