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ERIC Number: EJ822875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Fit for the Future? Future Development of the Emergency Duty Team
Barry, Jane
Child Care in Practice, v10 n4 p395-403 2004
In July 2000 the first Emergency Duty Team was established within the Eastern Health & Social Services Board in Northern Ireland, fundamentally changing the way in which out of hours social work services are provided. The other three Boards are now also examining how they might provide for their statutory responsibilities out of hours and are looking to the model of the Emergency Duty Team. The concept of the Emergency Duty Team is now almost 30 years old. With services becoming more fragmented and specialist, has the generic out of hours role been redefined too generally or does it still remain a credible model for dealing with all social work emergencies out of hours? This paper is a personal reflection on the establishment and current position of the Emergency Duty Team and seeks to argue that Emergency Duty Social Work is a distinct and specialist form of practice and that its staff have developed a level of expertise in crisis resolution across the spectrum of emergency social work intervention providing a competent service at a modest cost. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)