Emergency Duty Team


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Emergency Duty Team

The social services team in the UK which provides rapid response to persons in immediate need of social care—e.g., during holiday periods or out of usual working times.
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This is the re-commission of the Emergency Duty Team Out of Hours Service Provision.
Scrapping the out of-hours Emergency Duty Team will endanger vulnerable clients
The control room, situated next to the Police Station and behind the Municipal Buildings, is also home to Care Call for the elderly and vulnerable, as well as community wardens, Enforcement Officers, the out-of-hours Emergency Duty Team and the council's Anti-Social Behaviour and Community Safety Teams.
He was suspended from his job managing the council's emergency duty team shortly after the programme was aired in October 2001, and was dismissed following a disciplinary investigation.
Charles Faber, who used to lead the city's emergency duty team before he was sacked last year after raising serious concerns about the protection of children, said, ``We're only one missed referral away from a tragedy.
NSocial Services Emergency Duty Team ( 0845 6005252 ( available outside of Office Hours, and Bank Holidays.
Keith and Mary work for Warwickshire County Council Social Services' Emergency Duty Team which provides essential care when it is needed most.
A government inquiry into police, medical and social services failings saw the establishment of the Emergency Duty Team.
The 54-year-old from Dinas Powys was suspended from his job as manager of the council's emergency duty team shortly after the programme was aired in October 2001, and was dismissed following a disciplinary investigation in January.
Within hours of appearing on the programme Mr Faber, who headed the city authority's duty emergency duty team, was suspended.
But they are more worried about changes they allege are endangering vulnerable youngsters: Social workers are ordered to leave children with parents, even when abuse has taken place Professional assessments of care for children in danger are being reversed by managers in money-saving exercises Scrapping the out-of-hours emergency duty team will endanger vulnerable clients Cases are closed early to save money Recommendations by the inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie are ignored Senior staff bullied by officers and demoted for supporting strike action Poor morale means the number of child care social workers is below the 200-plus needed.
Nine members of the 12-strong Emergency Duty Team, which opperates the social services Careline, voted for action after the council decided to merge it with the day service.

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