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Gateway Team (Forster Green – Saintfield Road) – Belfast Trust

Contact Information

Forster Green Hospital, 110 Saintfield Road, Belfast,
BT8 6HD View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Sharon Kerr
Telephone Number
028 9050 7000
Fax Number
028 9063 8566
Email Address
Web Address
http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.netOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person :-

contact the Duty Social Worker in the Gateway Service 028 9050 7000 (during office hours 9.00am 5:00pm).

Out-of-hours Emergency Service: 028 9504 9999

Gateway is the first point of contact for all new referrals to childrens social work service and is responsible for:

Making sure that all new referrals are responded to promptly

Linking with children and families to assess their needs and identify appropriate support services

Ensuring an immediate response to safeguard children in need of protection

Making sure children and young people receive ongoing social work support whenever they need it

Ensuring that everyone involved with a child can contribute to the assessment of the child and their family

Working closely with other agencies when additional support is needed.
How to access the Service

Anyone can contact this service directly in one of the following ways:

By phone:
During office hours (9.00am 5:00pm) - you should contact Gateway on 028 9050 7000

At all other times (all through the night, at weekends and over Bank Holidays) - you should contact the out-of-hours Regional Emergency Social Work Service: 028 9504 9999.

In person:
Speak to a Duty Social Worker at
Forster Green Hospital Site
110 Sainfield Road

Organisation Type
  • Statutory
  • Health & Social Services
Main Age Groups
  • 0-4 years
  • 5-11 years
  • 12-16 years
  • 17-18 years
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker
  • Any organisation, voluntary or community, any other statutory agency including Police, Probation, Prison
  • Written Referral- submission of completed Unocini is required where referral is a professional and referral is family support
Family Support Services Categories
  • Child Protection
  • Children In Care
Main Category of Services
  • Children Social Care
  • Family Support
  • Gateway Team
  • Child Protection

Areas covered

  • Belfast


Gateway Team (Forster Green – Saintfield Road) – Belfast Trust

  • Gateway Team (Forster Green – Saintfield Road) – Belfast Trust