Out of Hours

Social Work Services Standby Service

Making Contact
Contact should be made by phoning: 0800 811505

Social Work Services Standby Service provides an emergency social work service out of normal office hours. The team is based in Glasgow but covers 7 local authority areas in the West of Scotland:

The basic responsibility of the Standby Service is to provide emergency social work counselling and intervention, to relieve situations of acute risk and to meet statutory obligations. The service essentially deals with referrals which are too urgent to await action by the local social work office the following day.