Local Authority Contacts

This page will enable you to contact your local authority if you ever have an emergency or you just wish to access their website for more details. It provides a link to your local authority along with contact details for their children and families or child protection teams, including their emergency out of hours contact.

We would stress however that if there is an emergency where there is an immediate risk to a child we ask that you contact 999 or 101 in the first instance.

Aberdeen [1]

Family and childcare information from Aberdeen City Council

01224 306877 (Joint Child Protection Team)

01224 693936 (Emergency Out of Hours)

Aberdeenshire [2]

Kinship care information from Aberdeenshire Council

01888 569260 (referral service)

03456 08 12 06 (Out of Hours Service)

Angus [3]

Argyll & Bute [4]

Information about Argyle & Bute Council Child Protection Committee

01546 605517 (Office Hours)

01631 566 491 (Out of Hours)

Clackmannanshire [5]

Dumfries & Galloway [6]

East Dunbartonshire [9]

0141 777 3000 (Office Hours)

0800 811 505 (Out of Hours)

East Lothian [10]

East Lothian Council information on kinship care allowances

01620 827643

01875 824 309 (If child concerns)

0800 731 6969 (Out of Hours)

East Renfrewshire [11]

Information about children and families from East Renfrewshire Council

Duty Social Worker:

0141 800 7850 (Barrhead)

0141 577 4000 (Clarkston)

0300 343 1505 (Out of Hours)

Edinburgh [12]

Kinship carers information from City of Edinburgh Council

0131 529 2588

0131 200 2324 (Emergencies – Social Care Direct)

0800 731 6969 (Out of Hours)

Eilean Siar (Western Isles) [13]

01851 822 737

01851 701 702 (Emergency out of hours)

Falkirk [14]

Kinship carers information from Falkirk Council

01324 506 400

01786 470500 (Out of Hours)

Fife [15]

Fife Council information about Looked After Children

03451 55 15 03

03451 550099 (Emergency Out of Hours Social Work Services)

Glasgow [16]

Children and families information from Glasgow City Council

0141 287 0555

0300 343 1505 (Out of Hours)

Highland [17]

Services for children and families from The Highland Council

0800 0938100

0845 601 4813 (Out of Hours)

Inverclyde [18]

Inverclyde Council information on Kinship Services

01475 715 367

0300 343 1505 (Out of Hours)

Midlothian [19]

Kinship care information from Midlothian Council

0131 271 3900

0800 731 6969 (Out of Hours)

Moray [20]

Kinship care information from Moray Council

01343 563 568

08457 565656 (Out of Hours)

North Ayrshire [21]

North Ayrshire Council children and families information

01294 310444

0800 328 7757 (Out of Hours)

North Lanarkshire [22]

Renfrewshire [25]

Kinship care information from Renfrewshire Council

0300 300 1199

0300 343 1505 (Out of Hours)

Scottish Borders [26]

Kinship care information from Scottish Borders Council

01896 662 799

0300 343 1505 (Out of Hours)

Shetland [27]

Kinship care information from Shetland Islands Council

01595 744 000

01595 744 421 (for child concerns)

01595 695 611 (Out of Hours)

South Ayrshire [28]

Kinship care information from South Ayrshire Council

01292 267 675

0800 328 7758 (Out of Hours)

South Lanarkshire [29]

Stirling [30]

Kinship care information from South Ayrshire Council

01786 471 177

01786 470 500 (Out of Hours)

West Dunbartonshire [31]

Information for kinship carers in West Dunbartonshire

0141 562 8800 (if emergency concerns in the Clydebank area)

01389 608080 (Dumbarton area)

0300 343 1505 (Out of Hours)

West Lothian [32]