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List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers

Contents

  1. Agency Decision Maker (Adoption)
  2. Agency Decision Make (Fostering)
  3. Adoption Panel Appointments
  4. Adoption Support
  5. Care Plans
  6. Care Proceedings
  7. Change of Name
  8. Contact with Parents
  9. Death or Serious Injury to a Child
  10. Decision to Place a Child in Care
  11. Emergency Protection Orders
  12. Emigration
  13. Exemptions and Extensions from Fostering Limit
  14. Agency Placements
  15. Fostering Panel Appointments
  16. Leaving Care
  17. Marriage
  18. Notifications
  19. Passports
  20. Placement Orders
  21. Private Fostering
  22. Secure Accommodation
  23. Special Guardianship
  24. Special Guardianship Support
  25. Nominated Officer (Disruption of Education)
  26. Nominated Officer (Fostering for Adoption)
  27. Nominated and Designated Officer (Out of Borough Placements)
  28. Nominated Officer (Immediate Placement of a Child in Care with Connected Person)
  29. Nominated Officer (Placement of a Child in Care subject to Care Order or Interim Care Order with Parents)
Designated Managers with Specified Area of Responsibility Post Title and Contact Details

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: Operational Director

Contact details: Tracey Coffey

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: Operational Director

Contact details: Tracey Coffey

Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)

The manager who can authorise appointments to the Central List of Adoption Panel members.

Post title:

Contact details: Delegated to Regional Adoption Agency, Together for Adoption

Designated Manager (Adoption Support)

The manager who can authorise the level of adoption support to be provided to children, adopters (including financial support) and their family or birth family members.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiC

Contact details: Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Care Plans)

The manager who can authorise the final Care Plan to be taken before the Court within Care Proceedings.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)

The manager who can authorise the initiating of Care Proceedings.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Change of Name)

The manager who can authorise the change of name of a Child in Care.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiC

Contact details: Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Contact with Parents)

The manager who can authorise the suspension or termination of contact between a Child in Care and his or her parents (subject to the Court's approval after 7 days for children on Emergency Protection Orders, Interim Care Orders or Care Orders).

Post title: Divisional Manager for CiN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Death or Serious Injury to a Child)

The senior manager who should be notified in the event of death or serious injury to a child.

Post title: DCS

Contact details: Milorad Vasic

Designated Manager (Decision to Place a Child in Care)

The manager who can authorise a child becoming a Child in Care.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)

The manager who can authorise an application for an Emergency Protection Order.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Emigration)

The manager who can authorise the placement of a Child in Care outside England and Wales.

Post title: DCS

Contact details: Milorad Vasic

Designated Manager (Exemptions and Extensions from Fostering Limit)

The manager who can authorise any exemptions from the usual fostering limit for foster carers living in the local authority area.

Post title: Operational Director

Contact details: Tracey Coffey

Designated Manager (Agency Placements)

The manager who can authorise placements of Children in Care with external providers of residential care or foster carers from an independent fostering agency.

Post title: Operational Director – in neighbouring LAs DCS – all other LA areas

Contact details: Tracey Coffey and Milorad Vasic

Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)

The manager who can authorise appointments to the Central List of Fostering Panel members

Post title: Principal Manager

Contact details: Gill Brookes

Designated Manager (Leaving Care)

The manager who can approve a Pathway Plan.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiC

Contact details: Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Marriage)

The manager who can authorise the marriage of a Child in Care.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiC

Contact details: Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Notifications)

Where a Child in Care from another local authority has been placed in the area, the manager to whom the notification should be sent.

Post title: Principal Manager iCART

Contact details: Catherine Cosgrove

Designated Manager (Passports)

The manager who can authorise a passport application for a Child in Care.

Post title: Principal Managers

Contact details: Principal Managers in all teams

Designated Manager (Placement Orders)

The manager who can authorise an application for a Placement Order following a ADM decision.

Post title: Divisional Manager CIN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport

Designated Manager (Private Fostering)

The manager who can approve assessments of private foster carers, impose requirements on private foster carers or decide to prohibit someone from acting as a private foster carer.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiN/CP

Contact details: Zoe Fearon

Designated Manager (Secure Accommodation)

The manager who can authorise:

A placement of a Child in Care in secure accommodation for up to 72 hours without a Secure Accommodation Order; and/or

An application for a Secure Accommodation Order; and/or

A child's continued secure placement on the recommendation of the Secure Accommodation Review Panel; and/or

Applications to renewal Secure Accommodation Orders on the recommendation of the Secure Accommodation Review Panel.

Post title: Operational Director

Contact details: Tracey Coffey

Designated Manager (Special Guardianship)

The manager who can authorise Special Guardianship as the permanence plan for a Child in Care.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon

Designated Manager (Special Guardianship Support)

The manager who can authorise the level of special guardianship support to be provided, including financial support to special guardians.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiN/CP

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport

Nominated Officer (Disruption of Education)

The manager who can authorise the change of placement affecting a Child in Care in Key Stage 4.

Post title: Divisional Manager CiN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport

Nominated Officer (Fostering for Adoption)

The person who can authorise Fostering for Adoption.

Post title: Operational Director

Contact details: Tracey Coffey

Nominated and Designated Officer (Out of Borough Placements)

The manager who can authorise the placement of a Child in Care outside the area of the local authority.

Post title: Operational Director – nominated officer in neighbouring LAs DCS – designated officer – in all other LAs

Contact details: Tracey Coffey and Milorad Vasic

Nominated Officer (Immediate Placement of a Child in Care with Connected Person)

The manager who can approve placements made under Regulation 24 of the placement of a child in care with a connected person who is not already approved as a foster carer.

Post title: Operational Director

Contact details: Tracey Coffey

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

The manager who can authorise the placement of a Child in Care with a parent, person with Parental Responsibility or person who held a Residence Order/Child Arrangements Order specifying with whom the child was to reside immediately before the Care Order.

Post title: Divisional Manager for CiN/CP and Divisional Manager for CiC

Contact details: Zoe Fearon and Liz Davenport