South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
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6.1 List of Agency Decision Makers, Designated Managers and Nominated Officers

AMENDMENT

This chapter was updated in May 2016.


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. Safeguarding
  23. Secure Accommodation
  24. Special Guardianship
  25. Special Guardianship Support
  26. Nominated Officer (Disruption of Education)
  27. Nominated Officer (Out of Area Placements)
  28. Nominated Officer (Immediate Placement of a Child Looked After with Connected Person)
  29. Nominated Officer (Placement of a Child Looked After 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: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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 – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: Head of Service - Specialist Services

Contact details:

4th Floor North
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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

Contact details:

4th Floor North
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Care Plans)

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

Post title: Head of Service (Various)

Contact details:

Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)

The manager who can authorise the initiating of Care Proceedings.

Post title: Assistant Director - Children's Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Change of Name)

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

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Contact with Parents)

The manager who can authorise the suspension or termination of contact between a Child Looked After 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: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Decision to Look After)

The manager who can authorise a child becoming Looked After.

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)

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

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Emigration)

The manager who can authorise the placement of a Child Looked After outside England and Wales.

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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: Head of Service - Specialist Services

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (External Placements)

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

Post title: Head of Service (Various)

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: Head of Service - Specialist Services

Contact details:

4th Floor North
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Leaving Care)

The manager who can approve a Pathway Plan.

Post title: YOT Manager

Contact details:

Parkfield
Collin Road
Paignton
TQ3 2NR

Designated Manager (Marriage)

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

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Notifications)

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

Post title: Head of Service - Specialist Services

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Passports)

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

Post title: Team Managers (Various)

Contact details:

Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Placement Orders)

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

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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: Team Manager - Fostering

Contact details:

4th Floor North
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Safeguarding)

The Manager who makes the decisions about the appropriate disposal/action with respect to incoming referrals.

Post title: Head of Service

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Secure Accommodation)

The manager who can authorise:

A placement of a Child Looked After 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: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Designated Manager (Special Guardianship)

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

Post title: Head of Service (Various)

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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: Head of Service (Various)

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Nominated Officer (Disruption of Education)

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

Post title: Head of Service (Various)

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

Nominated Officer (Out of Area Placements)

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

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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

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

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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

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

Post title: Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding

Contact details:

1st Floor South
Tor Hill House
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DS

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