Local Contacts and Suggestions


Airedale General Hospital
Airedale General Hospital,Skipton Road, Steeton,Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6TD
Tel: 01535 652511
Email:
www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk/services/childrens-services/

BAFA (Bradford Foster Carers’ Association)

Tel: David Tonkinson (chair) 0113 266 7181 Lynda Riley (vice chair) 01274 833772 Steven Routledge (spokesman) 07447431532
Email:

BASH Bradford
Online sexual health information and signposting
Tel:
Email:
www.bashbradford.org.uk

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Tel: 01274 432111
Email:
www.bradford.gov.uk

Bradford Royal Infirmary
Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane Bradford, BD9 6RJ
Tel: 01274 542200
Email:
www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk/bradford-royal-infirmary

Bradford Safeguarding Partnership - Working Together to Safeguard Children
Brings together the principal agencies and organisations working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in the Bradford district.
Tel: 01274 434361
Email: BSCB@bradford.gov.uk
http://bradfordscb.org.uk/

Childline
Information and advice on all kinds of issues affecting children and young people
Tel: 0800 1111
Email:
www.childline.org.uk/

Children’s Initial Contact Point
The first point of contact for all new enquiries, by telephone or in writing, from members of the public and other professionals.
Tel: 01274 437500
Email: cyp-cicpteam@bradford.gov.uk
http://www.bradford.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/safeguarding-children/safeguarding-children/

Citizen's Advice

Tel:
Email:
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/bradford-airedale/

Complaints about Children’s Services
If you are dissatisfied with Bradford Social Care, in the first instance you should talk to a member of staff involved in providing a service to you. They will try to sort out your complaint. Most complaints are resolved quickly at this stage.If you have tried to resolve your complaint, but are still unsatisfied, or if the problem reoccurs you can contact the Complaints Unit:Complaints Unit, Freepost RTEA-UUEX-KBSU, Bradford, BD1 1HX
Tel: 01274 432987
Email: sscomplaintsunit@bradford.gov.uk
http://www.bradford.gov.uk/site-navigation?l1=1178&l2=8477

Complaints – other Council services
If your complaint is about another department of Bradford Council, please use the Comments, Complaints and Compliments Form.
Tel:
Email:
https://www.bradford.gov.uk/site-navigation?l1=1178&l2=8471

Designated doctors
Dr Kate Ward 01535 292422, Dr Ann Mason 01274 365145
Tel:
Email:

Emergency Duty
Out of hours service
Tel: 01274 431010
Email:

Equipment requests
office hours only
Tel: 01274 432585
Email:

Family Finding Duty
Dealing with identifying foster placements for all children that are referred on an emergency, short term or long term basis.
Tel: 01274 432461
Email: FosteringFamily.FindingTeam@bradford.gov.uk

Families Information Service
information, advice and support for families in the Bradford district.
Tel: 01274 437503
Email: fis@bradford.gov.uk
http://www.bradford.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/get-advice-and-support/families-information-service/

Family Action
A charity providing therapeutic support services for children and young people who have:• been sexually abused• experienced bereavement• been separated from biological family• witnessed or experienced domestic abuse
Tel: 01274 651652
Email: info@family-action.org.uk
http://www.family-action.org.uk/

FASD Support Group
West Yorkshire family support group, affiliated with FASD UK, for families raising a child with prenatal alcohol exposure or diagnosed with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Tel: 07743 380163
Email: fasdnetwork@mail.com

Fostering Service
Sir Henry Mitchell House,4 Manchester Road, Bradford BD5 0QL
Tel: 01274 434444
Email: fostering@bradford.gov.uk
www.fosterbradford.co.uk

Fostering Duty
Provides in-house support for all foster carers who need to speak to a worker if their SSW is not available or if they have a general enquiry. Duty can also make visits, offer support, attend LAC reviews, S47 enquiries, aid placement coordination and family finding.
Tel: 01274 434475 Office hours only.
Email: Fostering.DutyTeam@bradford.gov.uk

Fosterline
A free, impartial, confidential and supportive helpline for foster carers.
Tel: 0800 040 7675
Email: enquiries@fosterline.info
http://www.fosterline.info/

FosterTalk
Provides independent support for foster carers working with Bradford Council. Also provides legal support, discounts, counselling, tax and personal finances assistance, allegation support and more.
Tel: 01527 573 796
Email: enquiries@fostertalk.org
http://www.fostertalk.org/

Independent Review Mechanism
Independent Review Mechanism, Unit 4 Pavilion Business Park, Royds Hall Road, LEEDS, LS12 6AJ
Tel: 0845 450 3956 (charged at local rate) or 0113 2022080
Email: irm@irm.org.uk
www.independentreviewmechanism.org.uk

LOCALA
Free, friendly and confidential sexual health services with locations across the Bradford district.
Tel: 030 3330 9500
Email:
www.locala.org.uk/your-healthcare/sexual-health/bradford-sexual-health

Looked After Children’s Health Team

Tel: 01274 221002
Email:

Ofsted

Tel: 0300 123 1231
Email: enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk
www.ofsted.gov.uk

One Adoption West Yorkshire
Regional adoption agency providing all adoption services on behalf of Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Wakefield and Kirklees Councils.
Tel: 0113 378 3535
Email:
www.oneadoption.co.uk/west-yorkshire

Pensions Forecast

Tel:
Email:
www.gov.uk/check-state-pension

Police
non-emergencies only
Tel: 08456 6060606
Email:
www.westyorkshire.police.uk

Safeguarding - Children's Services
If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child in the Bradford District, these are the numbers that you can call for advice and to make a referral: During office hours call Children's Social Care Initial Contact Point - 01274 437500 - (8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday).At all other times, Social Services Emergency Duty Team - 01274 431010.If you have reason to believe that a child is at immediate risk of harm, contact the police on 999.
Tel: 01274 437500
Email: cyp-cicpteam@bradford.gov.uk
http://www.bradford.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families/safeguarding-children/safeguarding-children/

Self-employment Helpline (HMRC)

Tel: 0844 453 0165
Email:
www.gov.uk/foster-carers

SGO support team
Information, advice and support available for children and their families on a special guardianship order.
Tel: 01274 432814
Email: SGO.Support.Duty@bradford.gov.uk

Tax Credits Helpline

Tel: 0345 300 3900
Email:
www.gov.uk/manage-your-tax-credits

Youth Offending Team

Tel: 01274 436060
Email:

Suggestions
If you would like to suggest an improvement for this resource please contact us by email.
Tel:
Email: fostering@bradford.gov.uk