Social Work Teams

This includes Child Protection concerns. 

Children and Families Access Team will typically take a case from initial investigation to the first review Case Conference, and will refer cases on as appropriate if longer term needs are identified.  In certain circumstances, such as when a child already has an allocated social worker, the Child Protection Investigation may be carried out by a social worker within another team.

Staffing within the Children and Families Access Team comprises of a Senior Social Worker, Social Workers, Project Workers, Family Support Workers and admin support.

Children and Families Access Team: 01343 554370

Children & Families Social Work Teams (East) and (West)

The Assessment Team and continued Support Teams for the East and West of Moray have been combined to form one team for the East and one for the West.

Based at Buckie Access Point (East) and Beechbrae Education Centre, Elgin (West), the Assessment section will typically ensure that an identified Team around the Child has been established; they will, on a multi-agency basis, complete a National Risk Assessment, using the recognised National Framework, starting as soon as practical in each case, and completing within a maximum of twelve weeks.  Individual and discrete assessment will follow according to the needs/demands of the case; following assessment, there will follow a short term planned piece of work, or, if longer term needs for support/intervention are identified.  Staffing within the teams consists of Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, Family Support workers and admin support.

Children and Families Social Work Team (West)
Beechbrae Education Centre
Duffus Road, Elgin, IV30 4NP

Tel: 01343 557922

Children and Families Social Work Team (East)
Education and Social Care, Buckie Access Point
13 Cluny Square, Buckie, AB56 1AJ

Tel: 01542 837236

Children's Disability Team

The Moray Council continuously aims to improve the outcomes of children, especially the most vulnerable.   
It has been recognised for some time that the outcomes of children with disabilities have not been met as well as they could/should be. This includes recognition of the waiting times for child with disabilities to receive assessments and support.  

To improve this, a dedicated social work team for children with disabilities has been set up.

Further information available here.

Checklist for Referrers

Children’s Disability Team
Education & Social Care
Headquarters, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX
Tel: 01343 563579

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