Scheme of Delegation

AMENDMENT

This chapter was updated in November 2017.
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

Holidays and School Trips

Post title:

Head of Service for Permanency, LAC and Care Leavers (within UK)
Assistant Director for Children's Social Care & Youth Inclusion (outside UK)

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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