Local Contacts

Scope of this chapter

Note for completion: Please supply as much accurate information as possible and create a new row for each individual contact.


This chapter was added to the manual in February 2023.

February 9, 2023

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Leeds City Council Switchboard

Assistance in obtaining the correct department for details

Contact: 0113 222 4444 

Lines are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, except Wednesdays when we open at 10am.

Website: Contact us - Leeds City Council

Concerns about a Child/Young Person

Practitioners: 0113 3760336 or email childscreening@leeds.gov.uk

Members of the Public: 0113 2224403

If you believe a child or young person is in immediate danger or at risk of significant harm, they should ring 999 and ask for the Police.

Out of Hours

Children's Emergency Duty Team: 0113 535 0600

Early Help Hubs

The Early Help Hubs provide advice and support to clusters and partners working in the three localities to ensure seamless, co-ordinated and effective early help support and a 'getting it right first time' response


Email: eastearlyhelp@leeds.gov.uk
Phone: 0113 535 1899


Email: westearlyhelp@leeds.gov.uk
Phone: 0113 535 1924 


Email: southearlyhelp@leeds.gov.uk
Phone: 0113 535 0185

Voice and Influence Team

Advocacy support for children/young people in Leeds who are connected with Social Care. 

You can contact the Voice Influence Change Team at VIC@leeds.gov.uk and also information about how we promote the voice and influence of parent’s carers and families is available: Parent carer and families (Leeds for Learning)

Children Looked After Service

Children with Disability Service

CHAD WNW Social Work tel: 0113 3784068

CHAD South Social Work tel: 0113 3784915

CHAD ENE and OT tel: 0113 3785140 

Regional Specialist Team tel: 0113 5351504 or 0113 5351499

Family Group Conference

A Family Group Conference (FGC) is a voluntary meeting that takes place to help find solutions to family problems.

FGC teams: 

South: 0113 3784159

East/Northeast: 0113 3784899

West/Northwest: 0113 3782474

Email: fgcadmin@leeds.gov.uk

Virtual School

The Virtual School is responsible for ensuring that all children looked after fulfil their educational potential. 

Contact: 0113 378 1469 you email VirtualSchool@leeds.gov.uk

Further information can be found at: One minute guide: The Virtual School in Leeds

Leaving Care Service

Leeds care leaver service:  0113 378 6771
Email: careleavers@leeds.gov.uk
Emergency and out of hours: 0113 535 0600

Further information can be found at: Leaving care


Duty and Advice for the public: (Private Fostering Queries): 0113 222 4403 

Foster Placement Finding:

Contact: 0113 378 3538 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Further information can be found at: Foster4Leeds

Adoption Support Team

Adopting in West Yorkshire

Contact: 0113 323 3601

Further information can be found at: One Adoption

Connected Persons Team

Leeds Kinship Service Duty Line: 0113 378 3537 

kinshipcareadmin@leeds.gov.uk and specialguardianship@leeds.gov.uk

Further information can be found at: One minute guide: kinship care

Adult Social Care

Contact: 0113 222 4401

Further information can be found at: Adult social care

Private Fostering

Contact centre for notifications from parents, private foster carers or other members of the public, phone: 0113 222 4403

Duty and Advice Team for notifications from practitioners, phone: 0113 376 0336

Referrals for Private Fostering assessments and other queries: privatefostering@leeds.gov.uk, phone: 0113 247 4654

Further information can be found at: One minute guide: private fostering

Leeds Directory

Leeds Directory can support you to live well by connecting you to checked and vetted local services and tradespeople as well as local activities and events. 


Last Updated: February 9, 2023