For social care emergencies outside of office hours please contact the Social Care Emergency Duty Team on 0113 240 9536. If you are unable to use the telephone please email us using the Contact us form on this page. The team operate at the following times:
Monday to Thursday 5pm to 8am
Friday to Monday 4.30pm to 8am
The team cover all bank holidays from 5pm the day before, to 8am the day after the bank holiday.
For enquiries during normal office hours (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm) contact 0113 222 4401. If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emergency Duty Team deal with adult safeguarding, mental health and child protection emergencies and has to prioritise referrals. Providing the team with as much information as possible helps them to respond more effectively.
They prioritise and work within local and national policy and procedural imperatives to ensure the safety, wellbeing of service users and the department.
The team also meet the local authority's statutory obligations and duties, and work with partner agencies including the police, health and education.
Children's Act 1989 amended 2004
S.47 Child Protection investigations; Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse,
Assessments within the Mental Health Act 1983 amended 2007,
Statutory Duty to provide access to an AMHP Approved Mental Health Professional.
Community Care Act.
Vulnerable persons, experiencing exploitation.
Tel: 0113 240 9536
Fax: 0113 247 7087