Bradford Council

A new dawn.
A brighter future.


Bring Heart Heart Heart

  • Bradford Children and Families Trust launched in April 2023.
  • We are independent of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
  • We have our own distinct culture and values.
  • Our sole purpose is to improve vulnerable children’s lives.
  • This gives us the freedom and focus we need to provide a step change in the quality and delivery of services across our district.

Shaping children’s services for the better.

“Nothing is more important than the protection of children in our district. All children deserve to have a happy childhood and full opportunity to flourish.”

Our Teams

Front Door

Deal with all new referrals to Children’s Services and make difficult decisions about how the needs of the child or young person are best met.

Duty and

Complete assessments of children and families referred to children’s services and work with them to agree to a plan for the future.

Child and

Work closely with children and families where there are safeguarding concerns and take action to reduce risks and ensure positive outcomes.

In Care

Ensure children in care are looked after as well as possible and work with families where rehabilitation at home is a possibility.


Help young people leaving care find their feet in the world through education and employment opportunities.

Children With Complex Health And Disabilities

Work closely with children who have long-term care needs that impact their daily lives.

Safeguarding and Reviewing

Take the lead in child protection matters, ensuring the interests of children and young people come first at all times.

Residential and Short Breaks

Help give our district’s most vulnerable children a place to call home.


Find suitable placements for children and make sure they are getting the care they need.