Social Services Out Of Hours (OOH)

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The Out of Hours Social Work Team is responsible for dealing with all social services emergencies and statutory duties, which arise outside normal office hours.

What Are Social Services Out Of Hours?

Their role is to carry out an initial assessment of the presenting situation and establish a safe and viable solution pending follow up by the daytime services. This role includes the out of hour’s workers carrying out assessments as approved social workers under the Mental Health Act. The service is managed within Children’s Social Care

All reports to OOH may not be responded too by an on duty social worker unless it’s deemed an emergency. othotherwise,erwise your allocated social worker will get back in contact with you during working hours.

When can I call the Social Services Out Of Hours Service.

This service is available in most Local Authorities Weekdays 5pm until 9am, Weekends And Bank Holidays.

How do i contact my Local Authorities Out Of Hours?

We’ve listed a few below but in case you can not find it, you’re able to search on your local council’s website to find it.

Local Authorities NameOut Of Hours Contact Number
Kent And Medway 03000 419191
Dartford / Gravesend0300 0419 191
West Sussex033 022 26664
Brighton And Hove01273 295555
Essex0345 606 1212
Buckinghamshire0800 9997 677
Sutton020 8770 5000
Southampton023 8023 3344 
Trafford0161 912 2020
West Yorkshire0345 8503 503
Southend01702 215007
Cornwall0300 1234 101
Barking & Dagenham020 8594 8356
Barnet020 8359 2000
Bexley020 8303 7777 or 020 8303 7171
Brent020 8863 5250
Bromley0300 303 8671
City of London020 8356 2710
Camden020 7974 4444
Croydon0208 726 6400
Ealing020 8825 8000
Enfield020 8379 1000
Greenwich020 8854 8888
Hackney020 8 356 2710
Hammersmith and Fulham020 8748 8588
Haringey020 8489 0000
Harrow020 8424 0999
Havering01708 433 999
Hillingdon01895 556633
Hounslow0208 583 2222
Islington020 7226 0992
Kensington and Chelsea
020 7373 3227
Kingston Upon-Thames
020 8770 5000
Lambeth020 7926 5555
Lewisham020 8314 6660
Merton020 8770 5000
Newham020 8430 2000
Redbridge020 8708 5897
Richmond020 8770 5000
Southwark020 7525 5000
Sutton020 8770 5000
Tower Hamlet020 7364 4079
Waltham Forests
020 8496 3000
Wandsworth
020 8871 6000
Westminster020 7641 6000
Database Of Local Authorities And Their Childrens Services Out Of Hours Contact Number
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