Approved Foster Carer Resources and Contacts

British Association of Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)

Carer Handbook

Childrens Procedural Manual

Foster Carer Charter​ (PDF 133KB)

Foster Carer Statement of Purpose (PDF 580KB)

Fostering Network

Info 4 U booklet (diversity booklet for young people and carers)​ (PDF 1.39MB)

Foster Talk Advice Service​

Foster Carer Support Group Calendar 2017​(PDF 182KB)

Free Early Education Entitlement leaflet​​​​ (PDF 763KB)

LGBT fostering and adoption support charity

Fostering Teams contact numbers (open council hours)

Fostering Department Administration: 0113 378 3665

Recruitment & Supported Lodgings Team (Kernel House): 0113 247 7443

West/North West Team (Hough Lane): 0113 247 4479

East/South Team (Hunslet Hall): 0113 378 1648

Disabled Children Family Placement Team: 0113 378 3536

Kinship Care Team: 0113 378 3537

Placement Team: 0113 378 3662

Placement Service Payment Team: 0113 378 3660

Emergency Duty Team (out of hours): 0113 240 9536

The Leeds Foster Carer Association have an advice and support line, which is available from 9am till midnight seven days a week. An experienced foster carer will take your call on 07505 091219.

Online Training Packages

Mind-Ed,​ a national child and adolescent mental health e-learning package has launched. There are a whole range of e-learning modules each 30 minutes long aimed at people working with 0 to18 year olds. You go on-line and register your role (Foster Carers may want to use the Care Worker role) and it will give you a list of modules appropriate for you. All the training is designed by experts in the field, and reviewed by professionals including Leeds CAMHS.​​​​​​​​​​​