Duty Social Worker

Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by Friday, 24 February 2023. The information shown here may be outdated.

A social worker service for emergencies out of office hours that cannot safely wait until the next working day, available:

  • Mon-Fri 5pm-9am
  • Sat-Sun and bank holidays: 24 hours, for emergencies only

See information for Adult Safeguarding

See information for Child Safeguarding

To request Mental Health Act assessment, contact the Islington Approved Mental Health Professional Duty Team:

t: 020 7561 4433 (daytime) or 020 226 0992 (after 5pm/emergency, out of hours)

Eligibility Criteria


  • Islington resident

How to Refer

Referral number

General Services

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Community Services

Navigating Self-Care

Urgent & Emergency Care for Adults

Urgent & Emergency Care for Children

Review date: Friday, 24 February 2023