The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) provides a social work response out of office hours. EDT is now only in a position to respond to absolute emergencies that definitely cannot wait until the next working day. Colleagues should bear this in mind when either referring or signposting people to EDT.
- The EDT service is provided from 5pm-8.30am, Mondays to Thursdays, and 4pm on Fridays until 8.30am on Mondays plus bank holidays
- Access is via freephone 0800 833408
- During office opening times (that is, outside these hours) 'Social Services' referrals can be made to the Social and Health Care team on 08450 507666