Child protection and vetting
As a council we are responsible for investigating and providing help for children who have been abused, or are at risk of abuse. Social workers and police officers work together to assess and protect children and prepare an individual response to their circumstances. In some cases this may involve a child protection case conference being called. If the child is seen to be at risk of abuse, the child's name will be placed on the local child protection register.
We will assess and support children and families where child abuse is known or reported and where children are, or may be, at risk of abuse.
We will provide services that meet the standards set out in the Edinburgh & Lothians Child Protection Procedures
We will liaise and work closely with other organisations such as police, health and education departments.
Please contact the duty social worker at your local Social Work office if you have any child protection issues or queries:
Livingston Social Work Centre
New Cheviot House
Tel. 01506 282252
Broxburn Social Work Centre
Strathbrock Partnership Centre
189a West Main Street
Tel. 01506 775666
Bathgate Social Work Centre
69 Whitburn Road
Tel. 01506 776700
Emergency out of hours contact number - 01506 281028 or 281029