The Social Work justice service has responsibilities which include:

  • Provide courts with a range of alternatives to prison in appropriate circumstances
  • Provide effective supervision of offenders in the community
  • Challenge offending behaviour
  • Help offenders realise the impact of their behaviour on themselves, their families, the community and their victims
  • Promote community safety and public protection
  • Promote rehabilitation by assisting with factors, which may contribute to offending, for example, drug or alcohol misuse, relationship difficulties, mental health, issues gambling, anger management issues and problem-solving difficulties.

You can contact us by phoning 01786 233950 to speak to a member of the team.

You will need to make an appointment to meet with us. We are limited to the number of people we can have in the office due to COVID restrictions. Phoning in advance and making an appointment helps us to keep you and our team safe. 

The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Annual Report

The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), are a set of statutory partnership working arrangements introduced in 2007 under Section 10 of The Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005.

The purpose of MAPPA is public protection and the reduction of serious harm. In Scotland the MAPPA brings together the Police, Scottish Prison Service (SPS), Health and the Local Authorities, in partnership as the Responsible Authorities, to assess and manage the risk posed by registered sex offenders, mentally disordered restricted patients and other risks of serious harm offenders.

View or download The Forth Valley MAPPA Annual Report 2020/21, this describes how these arrangements are delivered locally.

Attending court

If someone is charged with an offence, they may be expected to appear at Court.  Find out more about what disposals may be sentenced at a Court appearance.

Following conviction

If someone has been convicted of an offence, there are various disposals which the Judge, Sheriff or Justice of the Peace will impose.

Community Payback

We supervise offenders undertaking unpaid work projects within local communities.  If you represent a local community group or charity, you can request our assistance in community projects.

Cornton Vale Prison

We work in partnership with the Scottish Prison Services to provide Social Work support for offenders at Cornton Vale prison.  We aim to reduce re-offending by addressing the needs and risks of women at Cornton Vale.

We are an integral part of the Criminal Justice System and work closely with other key agencies including Police Scotland, Scottish Court Services, Scottish Prison Services and the Procurator Fiscal Office. We also work in partnership with Fife and Forth Valley Criminal Justice Authority

Last updated: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:01 PM