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11.2 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers

SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER

This chapter contains a list of the designated managers who have the delegated authority to make the decisions indicated.

NOTE

Consent to life-ending withdrawal of medical support for a child will require an application to the High Court even if all relevant parties are in agreement. Legal advice must be sought as a matter of urgency.

AMENDMENT

These details were revised throughout in November 2022.


Contents

  1. Agency Decision Maker (Adoption)
  2. Agency Decision Maker (Fostering)
  3. Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)
  4. Designated Manager (Adoption Support)
  5. Designated Manager (Care Plans)
  6. Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)
  7. Designated Manager (Change of Name)
  8. Designated Manager (Contact with Parents)
  9. Designated Manager (Death or Serious Injury to a Child)
  10. Designated Manager (Decision to Look After)
  11. Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)
  12. Designated Manager (Emigration)
  13. Designated Manager (Exemptions and Extensions from Fostering Limit)
  14. Designated Manager (External Placements)
  15. Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)
  16. Designated Manager (Leaving Care)
  17. Designated Manager (Marriage)
  18. Designated Manager (Notifications)
  19. Designated Manager (Passports)
  20. Designated Manager (Placement Orders)
  21. Designated Manager (Private Fostering)
  22. Designated Manager (Secure Accommodation)
  23. Designated Manager (Special Guardianship)
  24. Designated Manager (Special Guardianship Support)
  25. Nominated Officer (Disruption of Education)
  26. Nominated Officer (Out of Area Placements)
  27. Nominated Officer (Immediate Placement of a Looked After Child with Connected Person)
  28. Nominated Officer (Placement of a Looked After Child subject to Care Order or Interim Care Order with Parents)
  29. Nominated Officer (Approval of the end of care for 16 and 17 year olds accommodated under S.20) leaving care)


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Agency Decision Maker (Adoption)

The Agency Decision Maker who makes decisions on all adoption matters (some of which will be made on the basis of a recommendation of the Adoption Panel).

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Agency Decision Maker (Fostering)

The Agency Decision Maker who makes decisions on fostering matters (on the basis of recommendations of the Fostering Panel).

Post title:

Assistant Director, Social Care and Early Help

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337295

Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)

Post title:

Head of Service, Regional Adoption Agency

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 332 458

Designated Manager (Adoption Support)

Post title:

Head of Service, Regional Adoption Agency

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 332 458

Designated Manager (Care Plans)

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Post title:

Head of Service - Children'’s Placements and Resources

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 464

Designated Manager (Change of Name)

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Designated Manager (Contact with Parents)

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Designated Manager (Death or Serious Injury to a Child)

Post title:

Assistant Director, Social Care and Early Help

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 33 72 295

Designated Manager (Decision to Look After)

Note - Agreement is via the Legal Gateway Planning Meeting process (either on a forward planned or retrospective basis)

The manager who can authorise a child becoming Looked After.

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Post title:

Head of Service - Children’s Placements and Resources

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 464

Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)

Note – Head of Service agreement is via the Legal Gateway Planning Meeting process (either on a forward planned or retrospective basis)

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Post title:

Head of Service - Children’s Placements and Resources

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 464

Designated Manager (Emigration)

Post title:

Assistant Director, Children's Social Care and Early Help

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337295

Designated Manager (Exemptions and Extensions from Fostering Limit)

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Placements and Resources

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 464

Designated Manager (External Placements)

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Placements and Resources

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 464

Designated Manager (Leaving Care)

Post title:

Head of Service Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Designated Manager (Marriage)

Post title:

Assistant Director Social Care and Early Help

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 295

Designated Manager (Notifications)

Post title:

Head of Service Conferencing, Reviewing and Safeguarding Partnership

Contact details:

Tel: 07957380620

Designated Manager (Passports)

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Designated Manager (Placement Orders)

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Placements and Resources

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 464

Designated Manager (Private Fostering)

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Designated Manager (Secure Accommodation)

Post title:

Assistant Director Social Care and Early Help

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337295

Designated Manager (Special Guardianship)

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Placement and Resources

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 464

Designated Manager (Special Guardianship Support)

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Placement and Resources

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 464

Nominated Officer (Disruption of Education)

The manager who can authorise the change of placement affecting a Looked After child in Key Stage 4.

Post title:

Assistant Director, Social Care and Early Help

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337295

Nominated Officer (Out of Area Placements)

The manager who can authorise the placement of a Looked After child outside the area of the local authority.

Note – Out of Authority Placements costing more than £1,000 per week to be authorised by the Director of Children’s Social Care and Assistant Director Children's Social Care and Early Help

Note - Out of Authority Residential Placements to be authorised by the Director of Children’s Social Care and Assistant Director Children's Social Care and Early Help

Post title:

Director of Children’s Social Services

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 332010

Post title:

Assistant Director Children's Social Care and Early Help

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 295

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Nominated Officer (Immediate Placement of a Looked After Child with Connected Person)

The manager who can authorise the placement of a Looked After child with a family or friend (‘Connected Person’) who is not already approved as a foster carer.

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Nominated Officer (Placement of a Looked After Child subject to Care Order or Interim Care Order with Parents)

The manager who can authorise the placement of a Looked After child with a parent, person with Parental Responsibility or person who held a Residence Order / Child Arrangement Order immediately before the Care Order.

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

Post title:

Head of Service - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 431

Post title:

Head of Service - Looked After Children and Leaving Care

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337 412

Nominated Officer (Approval of the end of care for 16 and 17 year olds accommodated under S.20) leaving care)

The manager who can authorise leaving care for 16 and 17 year olds accommodated under Section 20.

Post title:

Assistant Director, Social Care and Early Help

Contact details:

Tel: 01204 337295

Post title:

Senior Head of Service

Contact details:

Tel: 01942 634 585

End