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W3C Compliance

10.2 Scheme of Delegation

AMENDMENT

This chapter was updated in May 2017.


Contents

  1. Adoption Support
  2. Agency Decision Maker
  3. Care Plans
  4. Care Proceedings
  5. Change of Name
  6. Children with Disabilities
  7. Contact with Parents
  8. Death or Serious Injury to a Child
  9. Decision to Look After
  10. Emergency Protection Orders
  11. Exemptions
  12. External Placements
  13. Marriage of LAC
  14. Passports
  15. Placement Orders
  16. Private Fostering
  17. Secure Accommodation
  18. Special Guardianship
  19. Special Guardianship Support

Adoption Support

Post title:

Head of Service - LAC, Permanency and Placements

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Agency Decision Maker

Post title:

Assistant Director, Children's Social Care and Youth Inclusion

Head of Service - LAC, Permanency and Placements

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Care Plans

Post title:

Head of Service - LAC, Permanency and Placements

Head of Service - Access to Resources

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Care Proceedings

Post title:

Head of Service - LAC, Permanency and Placements

Head of Service - Access to Resources

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Change of Name

Post title:

Assistant Director - Children's Social Care and Youth Inclusion

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Children with Disabilities

Post title:

Assistant Director - Children's Social Care and Youth Inclusion

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Contact with Parents

Post title:

First Response, Head of Service - Safeguarding and Care Planning

Head of Service - LAC, Permanency and Placements

Head of Service - Access to Resources

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Death or Serious Injury to a Child

Post title:

Assistant Director, Children's Social Care and Youth Inclusion

Head of Service/LADO - Quality Assurance and Practice Development

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Decision to Look After

Post title:

First Response, Head of Service – Safeguarding and Care Planning

Head of Service – LAC, Permanency & Placement

Head of Service - Access to Resources, Children with Disabilities

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Emergency Protection Orders

Post title:

First Response, Head of Service – Safeguarding and Care Planning

Head of Service – LAC, Permanency & Placements

Head of Service - Access to Resources, Children with Disabilities

Can be delegated to Team Manager if Service Manager is unavailable.

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Exemptions

Post title:

First Response, Head of Service – Safeguarding and Care Planning

Head of Service – LAC, Permanency & Placements

Head of Service - Access to Resources

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

External Placements

Post title:

First Response, Head of Service – Safeguarding and Care Planning

Head of Service – LAC, Permanency & Placements

Head of Service - Access to Resources, Children with Disabilities

Agreement to external placements: Out of borough placements must be signed off by DCS.

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Marriage of a LAC

Post title:

Assistant Director - Children's Social Care and Youth Inclusion

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Passports

Post title:

Assistant Director - Children's Social Care and Youth Inclusion

Head of Service – LAC, Permanency & Placements

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Placement Orders

Post title:

First Response, Head of Service – Safeguarding and Care Planning

Head of Service – LAC, Permanency & Placements

Head of Service - Access to Resources

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Private Fostering

Post title:

Team Managers

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Secure Accommodation

Post title:

Director - Children, Schools and Families; and

Assistant Director - Children’s Social Care and Youth Inclusion

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Special Guardianship

Post title:

Head of Service – LAC, Permanency & Placements

Head of Service – Safeguarding and Care Planning

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

Special Guardianship Support

Post title:

Team Manager – LAC, Permanency & Placements

Contact details: via Merton Intranet Staff Directory

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