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

This list was amended in May 2015.


Contents

  1. Agency Decision Maker (Adoption)
  2. Agency Decision Maker (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. Secure Accommodation
  22. Special Guardianship
  23. Special Guardianship Support
  24. Nominated Officer (Disruption of Education)
  25. Nominated Officer (Out of Area Placements)
  26. Nominated Officer (Immediate Placement of a Child in Care with Connected Person)
  27. Nominated Officer (Placement of a Child in Care subject to Care Order or Interim Care Order with Parents)
  28. Adoption Support Service Advisor


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 (AD) or Heads of Service (HOS)

Contact details:

Alison Botham AD - 01752 307311
Alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk

Agency Decision Maker (Fostering)

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

Joy Howick - HOS 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk
Siobhan Wallace - HOS - 01752 306967
Siobhan.Wallace@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young ~~People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Anne Osborne –HOS CYP&F 01752 306805
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk
Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: Service Manager Permanency and Placements

Contact details:

Alison Barker - 01752 306805
Alison.barker@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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: Service Manager Permanency and Placements

Contact details:

Alison Barker - 01752 306805
Alison.barker@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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:

Caroline Kirsopp - Service Manager
01752 306860

caroline.kirsopp@plymouth.gov.uk

Karen Sharpe – Service Manager
01752 306889
Karen.sharpe@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)

The manager who can authorise the initiating of Care Proceedings.

Post title: Heads of Service (HOS)

Contact details:

Joy Howick - HOS Children in the Community - 01752 306805
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Change of Name)

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

Post title: Assistant Director

Contact details:

Alison Botham AD - 01752 307311
Alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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: Service Manager

Contact details:

Caroline Kirsopp - Service Manager
01752 306860

caroline.kirsopp@plymouth.gov.uk

Karen Sharpe – Service Manager
01752 306889
Karen.sharpe@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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 and Heads of Service

Contact details:

Alison Botham AD - 01752 307311
Alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Decision to Look After)

The manager who can authorise a child becoming Looked After.

Post title: Heads of Service (HOS)

Contact details:

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)

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

Post title: Heads of Service (HOS)

Contact details:

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Emigration)

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

Post title: Heads of Service

Contact details:

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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: Assistant Director or Heads of Service

Contact details:

Alison Botham AD - 01752 307311
Alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (External 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: Heads of Service

Contact details:

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Siobhan Wallace - 01752 306805
Siobhan.wallacde@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: Service Manager Permanency and Placements

Contact details:

Alison Barker - 01752 306805
Alison.barker@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Leaving Care)

The manager who can approve a Pathway Plan.

Post title: Service Manager

Contact details:

Caroline Kirsopp - Service Manager
01752 306860

caroline.kirsopp@plymouth.gov.uk

Karen Sharpe – Service Manager
01752 306889
Karen.sharpe@plymouth.gov.uk

Elaine Shotton – Service Manager Targeted Youth
01752 312536
Elain.shotton@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Marriage)

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

Post title: AD

Contact details:

Alison Botham AD - 01752 307311
Alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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: Service Manager Safeguarding Service

Contact details:

Marie Partridge - Service Manager Safeguarding Manager - 01752 306351
Marie.Partridge@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Passports)

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

Post title: Service Manager

Contact details:

Caroline Kirsopp - Service Manager
01752 306860

caroline.kirsopp@plymouth.gov.uk

Karen Sharpe – Service Manager
01752 306889
Karen.sharpe@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Placement Orders)

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

Post title: Service Manager

Contact details:

Caroline Kirsopp - Service Manager
01752 306860

caroline.kirsopp@plymouth.gov.uk

Karen Sharpe – Service Manager
01752 306889
Karen.sharpe@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ
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: AD

Contact details:

Alison Botham AD - 01752 307311
Alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Designated Manager (Special Guardianship)

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

Post title: Service Manager Permanency and Placements

Contact details:

Anne Osborne – Head of Service
01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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 CYPIC

Contact details:

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Siobhan Wallace - 01752 306805
Siobhan.wallacde@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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: AD or Heads of Service

Contact details:

Alison Botham AD - 01752 307311
Alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

Nominated Officer (Out of Area Placements)

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

Post title: Assistant Director

Contact details:

Alison Botham AD - 01752 307311
Alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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

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

Post title: Head of Service

Contact details:

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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 immediately before the Care Order.

Post title: Heads of Service

Contact details:

Joy Howick - HOS - 01752 306193
Joy.howick@plymouth.gov.uk

Anne Osborne - HOS - 01752 306967
Anne.osborne@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ
Adoption Support Service Advisor

Post title: Adoption Support Team Manager

Contact details:

Richard Woodfield - 01752 304067 richard.woodfield@plymouth.gov.uk

Children, Young People and Families
Plymouth City Council
Midland House
Plymouth
PL1 2EJ

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