We appreciate that everyone is struggling to understand the current situation regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Here at The Retreat we are following national advice and guidance and have temporarily suspended all face-to-face appointments.

Please be reassured that you can speak to us by telephone and also see and speak to us online via video link.

Many people are taking advantage of our video consultations and we would urge you to enquire about this. Find out more here



We are introducing new prices for our services, for current and new clients, in order to increase access in these challenging times and providing more opportunities to support our local community.

Find out more here.



Compassion, Collaboration, Community

Our therapy services are now open on Saturdays

Compassion, Collaboration, Community

Our therapy services are now open on Saturdays

01904 412 551

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Our services

Scarborough and Ryedale NHS children and young people's service

An NHS-funded service

We provide an Autism Assessment Service which is free at the point of service, for people from within the Scarbrough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area.

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot refer yourself to the Scarbrough and Ryedale Autism Assessment Service. A referral has to be made by a health or social care professional.

What does the service offer?

  • Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Assessment and diagnosis of ASD

Getting an Assessment

  1. If you think that your child has Autism you should contact your GP. Your GP can refer him or her for an assessment as they have access to the correct referral form.
  2. If you are working with a Social Worker CAMHs you can contact them. They can make a referral for an assessment. The SENCO at your child's school can also make a referral. 

If your child already has a diagnosis of Autism  then they will not be able to access our NHS-funded service, which is for assessments only.

Professionals seeking to refer to the Assessment Service?

If you are a GP, Social Worker or CAMHs team member or SENCO within Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, please contact us for a referral form at

For further information about this service please call us on 01904 412 551 option 3

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