The Emergency Duty Team - Adults & Communities is a service for adults who are in danger and unable to protect themselves, or for those who cannot remain in the community without immediate intervention & assistance.
Calls relating to protection of vulnerable adults, missing or returning of vulnerable adults, emergency placement breakdown of vulnerable adults
The Adult & Communities and Children, Young People and Families Emergency Duty Team provide an emergency city-wide service out of normal working hours including nights, weekends and bank holidays, for those who are in danger and unable to protect themselves, or for those who can't remain in the community without immediate intervention. Each call to the team is dealt with by an experienced and qualified member of staff.
The Emergency Duty Team provides a high quality service in which both referring agencies and service users can have confidence. The emergency service is available at all times outside normal office hours.
The social worker on duty will consider the immediate referral and on the initial information received, determine the nature and degree of risk presented.
Anyone making an enquiry will be advised of the next steps being taken and the timescales involved.