Social Work – Children & Families

The Children and Families Service exist to protect young people and families from harm. 

If you are concerned about the welfare or safety of a child, please contact Children and Families Social Care Direct on 0131 200 2324.

During out of office hours, please contact the Emergency Social Work Service on 0800 731 6969. Lothian and Borders Police can also be contacted (24 hours) on101. 

Children and Young People have a right to be protected and be safe from harm from others. We all have a responsibility to make sure that all our children live safely. Families, neighbours professionals and members of communities play a vital role in protecting children. Most children in our society grow up in a safe protected environment, but sadly the minority do not, and need extra help from adults to keep them safe.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers
  • Children
  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

Chesser House
500 Gorgie Road
EH11 3YJ

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 200 2324
Email: cf.socialcare uk

Provider's Name: City of Edinburgh Council

Type: Local Council

  The City of Edinburgh Council is the local government authority for the City of Edinburgh.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 200 2324
Email: cf.socialcare uk

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