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Leicester CityChildren’s Social Care and Early Help Procedures Manual

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

AMENDMENT

In September 2017, this chapter was updated.

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 Look After
  11. Emergency Protection Orders
  12. Emigration
  13. Exemptions and Extensions from Fostering Limit
  14. External 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 Officer (Out of Area Placements)
  28. Nominated Officer (Immediate Placement of a Looked After Child with Connected Person)
  29. Nominated Officer (Placement of a Looked After Child subject to Care Order or Interim Care Order with Parents)

 

Designated Managers with Specified Area of Responsibility Post Title and Contact Details

1. 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: Head of Service, LAC

Contact details: David.Thrussell@leicester.gov.uk

2. 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: Head of Service, LAC

Contact details: David.Thrussell@leicester.gov.uk

3. Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: LAC Service Manager - Adoptions, Fostering and Placements

Contact details: Georgina.oreffo@leicester.gov.uk

4. 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: Team Manager, Children and Family Support Team

Contact details: Neil.martin@leicester.gov.uk

5. Designated Manager (Care Plans)

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

Post title: Service Managers, DAS, CIN, LAC

Contact details:

Teodora.Bott@leicester.gov.uk

Helen.Smith2@leicester.gov.uk

Karen.Dawson@leicester.gov.uk

Uzma.Moody@leicester.gov.uk

6. Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)

The manager who can authorise the initiating of Care Proceedings.

Post title: Service Managers and Heads of Service, DAS, CIN, LAC

7. Designated Manager (Change of Name)

The manager who can authorise the change of name of a Looked After Child.

Post title: Service Managers, DAS, CIN, LAC

Contact details:

Teodora.Bott@leicester.gov.uk

Helen.Smith2@leicester.gov.uk

Karen.Dawson@leicester.gov.uk

Uzma.Moody@leicester.gov.uk

8. Designated Manager (Contact with Parents)

The manager who can authorise the suspension or termination of contact between a Looked After child 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: Service Managers and Heads of Service, DAS, CIN, LA

9. 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: Director of Children's Services (Frances Craven)

Contact details: Contact via the relevant Head of Service

10. Designated Manager (Decision to Look After)

The manager who can authorise a child to be Looked After.

 

Post title: Heads of Service

Contact details:

Rebecca.Small@leicester.gov.uk

Steven.Gauntley@leicester.gov.uk

David.Thrussell@leicester.gov.uk

11. Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)

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

Post title: Heads of Service

Contact details:

Rebecca.Small@leicester.gov.uk

Steven.Gauntley@leicester.gov.uk

David.Thrussell@leicester.gov.uk

12. Designated Manager (Emigration)

The manager who can authorise the placement of a Looked after child outside England and Wales.

Post title: Director, Social Care and Early Help

Contact details: Contact via relevant Head of Service, Caroline.Tote@leicester.gov.uk

13. 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: LAC Service Manager - Adoptions, Fostering and Placements

Contact details: Georgina.oreffo@leicester.gov.uk

14. Designated Manager (External Placements)

The manager who can authorise placements of Looked After children with external providers of residential care or foster carers from an independent fostering agency.

Post title: Service Manager, LAC Commissioning / Commissioning Team Manager

Contact details:

mike.evans@leicester.gov.uk

Pat.pitman@leicester.gov.uk

15. Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: LAC Service Manager - Adoptions, Fostering and Placements

Contact details: Georgina.oreffo@leicester.gov.uk

16. Designated Manager (Leaving Care)

The manager who can approve a Pathway Plan.

Post title: Team Managers, 16+ CIN and LAC

17. Designated Manager (Marriage)

The manager who can authorise the marriage of a Looked After child.

Post title: Head of Service, CIN or LAC

Contact details:

Rebecca.small@leicester.gov.uk (CIN)

18. Designated Manager (Notifications)

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

Post title: Commissioning Team Manager

Contact details: Pat.pitman@leicester.gov.uk

19. Designated Manager (Passports)

The manager who can authorise a passport application for a Looked After child.

Post title: Service Managers, CIN, LAC and DAS

20. Designated Manager (Placement Orders)

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

Post title: Service Managers, CIN, LAC and DAS

21. 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: Head of Service / Lead Officer for Private Fostering

Contact details:

David.Thrussell@leicester.gov.uk

Uzma.Moody@leicester.gov.uk

22. Designated Manager (Secure Accommodation)

The manager who can authorise:

A placement of a Looked After child in secure accommodation for up to 72 hours without a Secure Accommodation Order; (The DCS) and/or

An application for a Secure Accommodation Order; (Head of Service) and/or

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

Applications to renewal Secure Accommodation Orders on the recommendation of the Secure Accommodation Review Panel (Head of Service).

Post title: Strategic Director, Children's Services /Heads of Service

Contact details: Frances.Craven@leicester.gov.uk

David.Thrussell@leicester.gov.uk

Rebecca.small@leicester.gov.uk (CIN)

23. Designated Manager (Special Guardianship)

The manager who can authorise Special Guardianship as the permanence plan for a Looked After child.

Post title: Service Managers, LAC and CIN

Contact details:

24. 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: LAC Service Manager - Adoptions, Fostering and Placements

Contact details: Georgina.oreffo@leicester.gov.uk

25. 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: Head of Service CIN and LAC

Contact details: David.Thrussell@leicester.gov.uk (LAC)

Rebecca.small@leicester.gov.uk (CIN)

26. Nominated Officer (Fostering for Adoption)

The person who can authorise Fostering for Adoption.

Post title: LAC Service Manager

Contact details: Georgina.oreffo@leicester.gov.uk

27. 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.

Post title: Service Manager, LAC Commissioning on behalf of DCS

Contact details: mike.evans@leicester.gov.uk

28. 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: Service Managers CIN, LAC, DAS

29. 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 Arrangements Order specifying with whom the child was to reside immediately before the Care Order.

Post title: Head of Service CIN and LAC

Contact details: David.Thrussell@leicester.gov.uk (LAC)

Rebecca.small@leicester.gov.uk (CIN)