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EnfieldChildren's Services Procedures Manual

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. Court of Protection
  10. Death or Serious Injury to a Child
  11. Decision to Look After
  12. Emergency Protection Orders
  13. Emigration
  14. Exemptions and Extensions from Fostering Limit
  15. External Placements
  16. Fostering Panel Appointments
  17. Leaving Care
  18. Marriage
  19. Notifications
  20. Passports
  21. Placement Orders
  22. Private Fostering
  23. Secure Accommodation
  24. Special Guardianship
  25. Special Guardianship Support
  26. Nominated Officer (Agreeing Consent to Medical Treatment)
  27. Nominated Officer (Custodian of the Child Protection Plan List)
  28. Nominated Officer (Disruption of Education)
  29. Nominated Officer (Fostering for Adoption)
  30. Nominated Officer (Immediate Placement of a Looked After Child with Connected Person)
  31. Nominated Officer (Notification for Children on a CP Plan Moving into Enfield)
  32. Nominated Officer (Out of Area Placements)
  33. Nominated Officer (Placement of a Looked After Child subject to Care Order or Interim Care Order with Parents)
  34. Nominated Officer (Signing Off Travel Abroad)

 

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
Secondary: Head of LAC Service

Contact details: Anne Stoker
Secondary contact: Linda Hughes

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
Secondary: Head of LAC Service

Contact details: Anne Stoker
Secondary contact: Linda Hughes

Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: Head of LAC Service
Secondary: Service Manager Adoption and Foster

Contact details: Linda Hughes
Debbie Michael

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: Assistant Director
Secondary: Head of LAC Service

Contact details: Linda Hughes
Debbie Michael

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 Manager

Contact details: Karen Alderton
Nicole Gibson
Sue Roberts

Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)

The manager who can authorise the initiating of Care Proceedings.

Post title: Assistant Director
Secondary: delegated chair of Placement Panel (head of service or service manager

Contact details: Anne Stoker

Designated Manager (Change of Name)

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

Post title: Head of LAC Service
Secondary: Service Manager LAC and Leaving Care

Contact details: Linda Hughes
Secondary: Karen Alderton

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: Head of Service or Service Manager

Contact details:

Designated Manager (Court of Protection)

Post title: Cheviots Head of Service or Service Manager

Contact details: Cheviots Childrens Centre

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

Contact details: Anne Stoker
(follow the Need to Know Process)

Designated Manager (Decision to Look After)

The manager who can authorise a child becoming Looked After.

Post title: Assistant Director
Secondary: delegated chair of Placement Panel (head of service or service manager)

Contact details: Anne Stoker
In an emergency out of hours, a decision can be made by the respective manager on call – service manager or above

Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)

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

Post title: Assistant Director

Contact details: Anne Stoker
(DCS in event of AD absence)

Designated Manager (Emigration)

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

Post title: Director of Children's Services
Secondary: Assistant Director

Contact details: Tony Theodoulou
Anne Stoker

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 LAC Service
Secondary: Service Manager Fostering and Adoption

Contact details:

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: Assistant Director
Secondary: delegated chair of Placement Panel (head of service or service manager)

Contact details: Anne Stoker
Secondary: Linda Hughes

Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: Head of LAC Service
Secondary: Service Manager Fostering and Adoption

Contact details: Linda Hughes
Secondary: Debbie Michael

Designated Manager (Leaving Care)

The manager who can approve a Pathway Plan.

Post title: Team Managers in the Leaving Care Team

Contact details:

Designated Manager (Marriage)

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

Post title: Director of Children's Services
Secondary: Assistant Director

Contact details: Tony Theodoulou
Secondary Anne Stoker

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: Business Support Team Manager (LAC)

Contact details: Adelina Agresti

Designated Manager (Passports)

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

Post title: Team Manager

Contact details:

Designated Manager (Placement Orders)

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

Post title: Service Manager

Contact details: Karen Alderton
Sue Roberts
Nicole Gibson

Designated Manager (Private Fostering)

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

Post title: Service Manager /Team Manager CPFST

Contact details: Nicole Gibson
Secondary: Roseanne Lee

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; 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
(DCS in case of AD absence)

Contact details: Anne Stoker
Tony Theodoulou

Designated Manager (Special Guardianship)

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

Post title: Service Managers

Contact details:

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 LAC Service
Secondary: Service Manager Fostering and Adoption

Contact details: Linda Hughes
Secondary: Debbie Michael

Nominated Officer (Agreeing Consent to Medical Treatment)

Post title: Heads of Service

Nominated Officer (Custodian of the Child Protection Plan List)

Post title: Assistant Director
LAD

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: AD or nominated chair of Placement Panel in conjunction with the Virtual Head

Contact details:

Nominated Officer (Fostering for Adoption)

The person who can authorise Fostering for Adoption.

Post title: Head of LAC Service
Secondary: Service Manager Fostering and Adoption

Contact details:

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: AD or nominated chair of Placement Panel (or service manager in case of emergency

Contact details:

Nominated Officer (Notification for Children on a CP Plan Moving into Enfield)

Post title: Operational Support Manager, Meetings, Panels & Event

Contact details: Sharon Luccardi

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: Director of Children's Services
In case of DCS absence: Assistant Director

Contact details:

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: Assistant Director
Secondary: Director of Children's Services in case of absence of Assistant Director

Contact details: Tony Theodoulou
Anne Stoker

Nominated Officer (Signing Off Travel Abroad)

Post title: Heads of Service