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8.1 Designated Managers

AMENDMENT

This chapter was updated in July 2016.


Contents

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

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 Social Care

Contact details:
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

Nominated Officer/s:

Director Children and Adults
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331011

Deputy Director Children and Adults
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331212

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 Social Care

Contact details:
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, 
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

Nominated Officer/s:

Director Children and Adults
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331011

Deputy Director Children and Adults
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331212

Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: Assistant Director Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

Nominated Officer/s:

Director Children and Adults
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331011

Deputy Director Children and Adults
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331212

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: Head of Service for Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 335601

Nominated Officer/s:
Children’s Social Care Service Managers:-

Designated Manager (Care Plans)

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

Nominated Officer/s:
Children’s Social Care Service Managers:-

Head of Service for Children’s Social Care
Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 335601

Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)

The manager who can authorise the initiating of Care Proceedings. 

Post title: Head of Service Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 334101

Nominated Officer/s:
Children’s Social Care Service Managers:-

Designated Manager (Change of Name)

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

Post title: Head of Service Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 335601

Nominated Officer/s:
Children’s Social Care Service Managers:-

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: All Children’s Social Care Service Managers

Contact details:

  • Head of Service Children’s Social Care
    Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
    Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
    Tel: 01634 335601;
  • Head of Quality and Assurance and Safeguarding (interim)
    Tel: 01634 334326
    E.mail: risthardh.hare@medway.gov.uk.

Nominated Officer/s:

  • Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
    Tel: 01634 331215
    Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk;
  • Director Children and Adults
    Tel: 01634 331011;
  • Deputy Director Children and Adults
    Tel: 01634 331212.

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: Head of Quality Assurance and Safeguarding/Assistant Director Children’s Social Care/Director and Deputy Director Children and Adults (all)

Contact details:

  • Head of Quality Assurance and Safeguarding
    Address: Level 5, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
    Chatham ME4 4TR
    Tel: 01634 334326
    Email: risthardh.hare@medway.gov.uk;
  • Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
    Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
    Chatham ME4 4TR
    Tel: 01634 331215
    Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk;
  • Director Children and Adults
    Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
    Chatham ME4 4TR
    Tel: 01634 331011;
  • Deputy Director Children and Adults
    Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
    Chatham ME4 4TR
    Tel: 01634 331212.

Designated Manager (Decision to Look After)

The manager who can authorise a child becoming Looked After. 

Post title: Head of Service Children’s Social Care

Contact details:

Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)

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

Post title: Head of Children’s Social Care

Contact details:

Designated Manager (Emigration)

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

Post title: Head of Service Children’s Social Care

Contact details:

Nominated Officer/s:

Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

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 Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 335601

Nominated Officer/s:
Children’s Social Care Service Managers:

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: Head of Service Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 335601

Nominated Officer/s:

Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)

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

Post title: Assistant Director Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

Nominated Officer/s:

Director Children and Adults
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331011

Deputy Director Children and Adults
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331212

Designated Manager (Leaving Care)

The manager who can approve a Pathway Plan.  

Post title: Team Manager, 18+ Team

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 335652
Email: joanne.kavanagh@medway.gov.uk

Nominated Officer/s:

Service Children’s Social Care
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 335601

Designated Manager (Marriage)

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

Post title: Head of Service for Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Tel: 01634 335601

Nominated Officer/s:

Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
Contact details: 
Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

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: Head of Service for Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL

Nominated Officer/s:

Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

Designated Manager (Passports)

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

Post title: Head of Service for Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL
Email: jo.cross@medway.gov.uk

Nominated Officer/s:

Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: phil.watson@medway.gov.uk

Designated Manager (Placement Orders)

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

Post title: Head of Service Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL

Nominated Officer/s:

Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

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 Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

Nominated Officer/s:

Director Children and Adults
Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331011

Deputy Director Children and Adults
Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331212

Designated Manager (Special Guardianship)

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

Post title: Head of Service for Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL

Nominated Officer/s:

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 Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL

Nominated Officer/s:

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 Children’s Social Care
    Tel: 01634 337302;
  • Head of Quality and Assurance and Safeguarding (interim)
    Tel: 01634 334326
    E.mail: risthardh.hare@medway.gov.uk.

Nominated Officer/s:

Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

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: Head of Service for Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: MHS Broadside, Leviathan Way,
Chatham Marine, ME4 4LL

Nominated Officer/s:

Nominated Officer (Fostering for Adoption)

The person who can authorise Fostering for Adoption.

Post title: Assistant Director Assistant Director Children’s Social Care

Contact details:

Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

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: Head of Service for Children’s Social Care

Contact details:

Nominated Officer/s:

Assistant Director Children’s Social Care
Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
T el: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

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 Child Arrangements Orders immediately before the Care Order. 

Post title: Assistant Director Children’s Social Care

Contact details:
Address: Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
Chatham ME4 4TR
Tel: 01634 331215
Email: ann.domeney@medway.gov.uk

Nominated Officer/s:

  • Director Children and Adults
    Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
    Chatham ME4 4TR
    Tel: 01634 331011;
  • Deputy Director Children and Adults
    Level 4, Gun Wharf, Dock Road,
    Chatham ME4 4TR
    Tel: 01634 331212.

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