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Social Work Services

  • Children and Families Social Work

    Some children, young people and their families need help and support from us. This section gives details of the help available and also tells you how to go about getting that help.

  • Social Care Emergency Team

    The Social Care Emergency Team (SCET) provides emergency social work services outwith normal office hours. The team works in co-operation with other council services, such as the out-of-hours homeless officer, and also with the emergency services.

  • Social Work Addictions Team

    The Social Work Addictions Team (SWAT) is one of four services working together, known as the West Lothian Addictions Care Partnership (ACP)to ensure individuals and their families are able to access drug and alcohol treatment, counselling and support as quickly as possible.The ACP consists of SWAT, NHS Addictions Service, West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service and Cyrenians Recovery Service.

  • Self Directed Support

    Self Directed Support is a term that describes the ways in which individuals and families can have an informed choice about the way support is provided to them.

  • Adult Non-Residential Social Care

    A guide to West Lothian Council's eligibility criteria and how to request an assessment