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

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Forster Green Hospital, 110 Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 6HD
Contact Person
Sharon Kerr
Telephone Number
028 9050 7000
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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 Belfast BT8 6HD
Available to Age Groups
0-18 yrs
Category of Services
  • Child Protection
Areas covered
  • Belfast
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker

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