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Emergency Duty Team (EDT)

What does it do?

The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) provides out of hours cover for all Social Care emergencies within the Bradford Metropolitan District;

Who is it for?

The EDT provides an out of hours Social Care emergency assessment and crisis intervention service in all situations where a crisis has occurred outside of office hours that cannot wait until the next working day. Our work involves: The EDT’s response to referrals will be prioritised such as: Where a child is at risk An urgent assessment is needed under the Mental Health Act Where a vulnerable adult is at risk. The team member on duty will make an assessment, on the telephone, of any immediate need or risk and then take appropriate action to ensure that an individual or family is safe until the next working day.

How do I access it?

The service is available outside of normal office hours 365 days a year: Monday – Thursday 5.00pm to 7.30am the following morning Fridays 4.30pm to 7.30am Monday, with 24 hour cover at weekends and throughout Bank Holidays.

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.