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Court Based Social Work Services

Court Based Social Work Services

The main part of our work within the Court setting involves:

  • providing information for Sentencers including same day oral/written reports for Court;
  • interviewing individuals immediately after the court has asked for a report and completing the medical mandate where significant medical issues have been highlighted (and as time permits - this activity may need to be prioritised);
  • interviewing individuals/accused persons immediately after the court has passed a custodial sentence or remand;
  • forwarding relevant information to the receiving prison in the event of a custodial sentence including details on persons who may pose a risk of harm to themselves and/or others;
  • representing the local authority Criminal Justice Social Work Service in the Court setting, including where appropriate Court users' groups and liaising with other professional groups; and
  • helping to divert persons suffering from a mental disorder who may be at a risk to themselves from a custodial remand, to either hospital (in conjunction with local medical, forensic and psychiatric services) or appropriate bail accommodation, where available, for assessment.

For Further Information Contact

Justice Service
Patons, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452200 / 450000