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

Please Note

Case holders should approach the specified Designated Manager in their own service area in the first instance. When the level of Designated Manager is not available the case holder should seek authorisation from a manager in the next tier up.

Except

In case of Assistant Director authorisation where case holders should approach a Head of Service. The exception to this is Secure Accommodation Panel which should always be either the Assistant Director or Director of Children's Services.

Out of Hours

The same level of authorisation apply to Out of Hours and any requests for authorisation should be made in the first instance to the named Senior Manager on call.

AMENDMENT

This chapter was updated in November 2017.


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. Fostering Panel Appointments
  15. Leaving Care
  16. Marriage
  17. Non LA
  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 Looked After Child with Connected Person)
  27. Nominated Officer (Placement of a Looked After Child subject to Care Order or Interim Care Order with Parents)
  28. Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)


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 Services

Contact details:

Darryl Freeman, Assistant Director Children's Services

Emaildarryl.freeman@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276659

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 Services

Contact details:

Darryl Freeman, Assistant Director Children's Services

Emaildarryl.freeman@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276659

Designated Manager (Adoption Panel Appointments)

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

Post title:
Head of Service (LAC)

Contact details:

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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 (LAC)

Contact details:

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228070

Designated Manager (Care Proceedings)

The manager who can authorise the initiating of Care Proceedings.

Post title:
Head of Service

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228070

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

Designated Manager (Change of Name)

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

Post title:
Assistant Director Children's Services

Contact details:

Darryl Freeman, Assistant Director Children's Services

Emaildarryl.freeman@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276659

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

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228070

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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 Services

Contact details:

Darryl Freeman, Assistant Director Children's Services

Emaildarryl.freeman@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276659

Designated Manager (Decision to Look After)

The manager who can authorise a child becoming Looked After.

Post title:
Head of Service

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228070

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

Designated Manager (Emergency Protection Orders)

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

Post title:
Head of Service

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228070

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

Designated Manager (Emigration)

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

Post title:
Assistant Director Children's Services

Contact details:

Darryl Freeman, Assistant Director Children's Services

Emaildarryl.freeman@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276659

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 (LAC)

Contact details:

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
Emailmartin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

Designated Manager (Fostering Panel Appointments)

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

Post title:
Head of Service (LAC)

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228017

Designated Manager (Leaving Care)

The manager who can approve a Pathway Plan.

Post title:
Team Manager Leaving Care Team

Contact details:

Roseanne Johnstone

Email:  roseanne.johnstone@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276322

Designated Manager (Marriage)

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

Post title:
Assistant Director Children's Services

Contact details:

Darryl Freeman, Assistant Director Children's Services

Emaildarryl.freeman@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276659

Designated Manager (Non LA)

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

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228070

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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

Contact details:

Becky Haaschj Head of Service
E: Becky.haasch@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 276509

Designated Manager (Passports)

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

Post title:
Head of Service

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228070

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

Designated Manager (Placement Orders)

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

Post title:
Head of Service

Contact details:

Alex Kubeyinje, Head of Service
E: alex.kubeyinje@bedford.gov.uk
T: 01234 228070

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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 Services or Director of Children's Services

Contact details:

Darryl Freeman,
Assistant Director Children's Services
Emaildarryl.freeman@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276659


Colin Foster,
Director of Children's & Adults’ Services
EmailColin.foster@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228311

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 (LAC)

Contact details:

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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 (LAC)

Contact details:

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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 (LAC)

Contact details:

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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:
Assistant Director Children's Services

Contact details:

Darryl Freeman, Assistant Director Children's Services

Emaildarryl.freeman@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276659

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 (LAC)

Contact details:

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

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 Order immediately before the Care Order.

Post title:
Head of Service (LAC)

Contact details:

Martin Purbrick, Head of Service
E: martin.purbrick@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 228017

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Contact details:

Chris Jennion

Conference and Review Team,
5th Floor,
Borough Hall,
Cauldwell Street Bedford,
MK42 9AP

Email:
Chris.jennion@bedford.gov.uk

lado@bedford.gcsx.gov.uk

Tel: 01234 276693

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