Children’s Social Services Christmas arrangements announced

Aberdeen City Council has announced its arrangements for social care, including Children’s Services, over the Christmas and New Year period.

Services will run as normal on Friday 23 December and limited services will operate on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 28 December. An out of office team contactable on 01224 693936 will be available to deal with any emergencies that arise.

Councillor Angela Taylor, Education and Children’s Services Committee Convener, said: “It’s very important that children, young people and vulnerable adults know where to access help during the winter holiday period. That is why we are publishing our arrangements for this period in good time so that people are aware.”

The full arrangements are as follows:

Adult Social Care and Children’s Social Work Services

All offices will be open as normal on 23rd December 2016.

Monday 26 December 2016 Closed

Tuesday 27 December 2016 Closed

Wednesday 28 December 2016 Limited Service

Thursday 29 December 2016 Limited Service

Friday 30 December 2016 Closed

Monday 2 January 2016 Closed

Tuesday 3 January 2016 Closed

Wednesday 4 January 2016 All offices open

During office hours on 28h and 29 December, a limited service will be available at the following establishments:

74-76 Spring Garden

Criminal Justice Services 01224 538000

Marischal College

Duty Social Work Team 01224 522055

Care Management Teams 01224 264004

Adult Protection Unit 01224 264085

Children’s Social Work Service 01224 264198

(Including Child Protection, Adoption and Fostering, Services for Children in Need)

Quarry Centre Social Work Office

Family and Community Support 01224 691800

Hospital/Integrated Social Work Teams

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Social Work Team 01224 553510/553375

Cornhill Hospital/Mental Health & MHO

Service 01224 557260/557306

Out of Hours Service – 01224 693936

When adult and children’s social work services are closed, the Social Work out of Hours Team will offer a limited service to respond to Social Work emergencies, including the protection of vulnerable people.