Assessment teams

There are several teams who work in children's social care. You can find the contact details for these below.

Our opening hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8.45am to 5pm
  • Friday from 8.45am to 4.30pm

Outside of these hours, at weekends or bank holidays, you can contact our emergency duty team on (01226) 787789.

Team Service manager Team manager Phone
Assessment Service (including the Joint Investigation Team) Tessa Brown Carol Singleton
Andrew Veal
Simone Palmer
(01226) 772443
(01226) 772423

Safeguarding and Family Services Keeley Boud Louise Danks
Rachel Barker
Sian Christian
Dawn Charlesworth
(01226) 772423
Children in Care Team Pete Howell Clare Barwell (01226) 772626
Future Directions Team Pete Howell Jayne Shaw (01226) 775550
Disabled Children's Team - Rebecca Appleyard (01226) 774050
Fostering Team Stephanie Evans Sharon Wood
(recruitment and retention)

Patrick Orkamfat
(team manager)
(01226) 775876
Adoption Team Stephanie Evans Michael Richardson (01226) 775875