Useful Contacts

Below is a comprehensive list of contact details for the fostering service and individual teams:

Leeds City Council enquiries line: 0113 222 4444 (open to the public)

Children’s Social Work Services on 0113 222 4403 (open to the public)

Fostering Teams contact numbers (during council opening hours 9am to 5pm):

Fostering Department Administration: 0113 378 3665
Fostering Service Delivery Manager: Jeanette Scott

Recruitment/Assessment (Kernel House): 0113 378 3538
Kernel House Support Team: 0113 378 3388
Team Manager: Ben Whitehead

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

East/South Team (Hunslet Hall): 0113 378 1648
Hunslet Hall Reception: 0113 378 1600
Team Manager: Anne-Marie Stokes

Complex Needs Team: 0113 378 3536
Team Manager: Kay Beach

Teenage Fostering Team: 0113 3783388
Team Manager: Mark Mitchell

Kinship Care Team: 0113 378 3537
Team Managers: Brenda Dring and Wendy Sanderson

Placement Team: 0113 378 3662
Team Manager: Lucy Crowley

Carer Payment Team: 0113 378 3660
Team Manager: Barbara Chapman

How do I get support and advice out of office hours?

In the first instance, if foster carers require advice they should always contact the Leeds Foster Carer Association (LFCA) Support Line.

LFCA Support Line contact details:
Tel:07505 091219

The LFCA support line service will provide:

  • A rota of experienced foster carers providing telephone advice and support for foster carer concerns and queries outside of emergency child protection & immediate risk of harm issues
  • Advice and signposting for those queries or concerns which would require referral to the Children’s Emergency Duty Service(CS EDT)
  • Email facility for general queries or concerns
  • Additional guidance and advice

Emailing CS EDT Service

It is recognised that foster carers may wish to notify an important placement issue out of hours where previously this would have been a telephone call to EDT e.g. a child missing from placement. Under these circumstances, (and this may advised by the LFCA Support Line for relevant queries), foster carers can notify CS EDT by emailing:

Please remember to copy any notification emails to your Supervising Social Worker (SSW) so they have a record of your contact and they can follow this up with you during office hours. This is a notification service only where EDT will log notifications and will only respond if they feel the email warrants clarification or further action.