Earlier this year in March 2012, we made some significant changes to the way we deliver some services to children and their families. The changes relate specifically to:
- Social work services delivered to children in need
- Children subject to child protection plans
- Children subject to care proceedings
- Children looked after by Leeds City Council
We have made changes to the way that we group social workers together in teams.
Some social workers will be locality based and support children and young people who live at home with their families. These social workers will work more closely with other professionals that work in the local community, for example doctors, health visitors, youth workers and teachers. We are also providing more services to support and work with children and their wider family at home.
There will be teams of social workers who will support children and young people who are looked after in care and have foster carers or are living in children’s homes. These teams will focus on helping more children experience stability and permanence through:
- A return to their family
- Special guardianship
- Or independence
Social work teams in the children’s disability service remain unchanged.
How to contact us:
If you are a member of the public you can phone Children’s Social Work Services on 0113 222 4403 between 8.30am – 5pm.
If you are a professional person involved with the child or family phone the Duty & Advice team on 0113 3760336 between 8.30am to 5pm.
If your enquiry needs a response from children’s social work services outside normal office hours, please phone the Social Care Emergency Duty team on 0113 240 9536.
If you feel that a child is immediately at risk of harm please contact the emergency services on 999.