{meta} Decision - Appointments to the Fostering Panel

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

I Councillor Merry - the Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

David Longley

Mr Longley qualified as a Social Worker in 2000. He has worked in Hospital Social Work, Older People Teams and in the area of Sensory and Physical Disability. He served as Team Manager for Sensory Services from 2005 to 2011 and as Team Manager for the Children with Disabilities Team. He moved to be the Team Manager for Family Placement – General Fostering in 2012

The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering Regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

Mr Longley has the relevant knowledge and experience to serve as a Foster Panel Member. Previously people were appointed under earlier Regulations which specified a fixed term of service. This requirement is no longer part of the Regulations so the person listed above will now be allowed to serve as a Panel member until they resign or are considered by the Agency to no longer be required as a Panel Member. Their ongoing suitability will be monitored through an annual review process.

Having a larger Central List of members to constitute each Panel minimises the risk of inquoracy

Assessment of Risk:

 As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. Fostering is highly regulated and delay from this type of reason would not be acceptable for the agency and more importantly for the child.

The source of funding is:  N/A

 Legal Advice obtained;  No

Financial Advice obtained;  No 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 

Contact Officer: Martin Sadler    Tel No 7852 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

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*         The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:       John Merry                                          Date: 10th January 2019

 Councillor John Merry

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10th January 2019

*         This decision will come in to force at 4pm on 17th January 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry as the Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

Gail Liles

Ms Liles is a Practice Manager within the Fostering Service employed by Salford City Council.   She holds a B.A. Hons Degree in Applied Social Science, CQSW, Post Qualification Child Care Award and NVQ level 5 in Strategic Management.  She has worked in the field of children and families social work for 27 years. Her posts have included Leaving Care Services, Child Protection and Court work and for the last 17 years working in the Fostering Service in Salford. She acted as Panel advisor at Salford’s Fostering panel for 2 years.

The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

Ms Liles has the relevant knowledge and experience to serve as a Foster Panel Member. Previously people were appointed under earlier Regulations which specified a fixed term of service. This requirement is no longer part of the Regulations so the person listed above will now be allowed to serve as a Panel member until they resign or are considered by the Agency to not be suitable to act in the role of Panel Member. Their ongoing suitability will be monitored through an annual review process.

Having a larger Central List of members to constitute each Panel minimises the risk of inquoracy

 

Assessment of Risk:

As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. Fostering is highly regulated and delay from this type of reason would not be acceptable for the agency and more importantly for the child.

The source of funding is:  N/A

Legal Advice obtained:  No

Financial Advice obtained:  No 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 

 

Contact Officer: Martin Sadler    Tel No 7852

 

 

 

 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

x

 

 

 

 

 

*         The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:            John Merry                                    Date: 10th January 2019

 Councillor John Merry Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10th January 2019

*         This decision will come in to force at 4pm on 17th January 2019  unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry, as The Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

Glen Perryman

Mr Perryman qualified as a Social Worker in 2009 and has worked within Children Services and Fostering. He started his Social Work Career at Manchester City Council within Child Protection Teams, developing a wide range of experience including managing complex cases, including child protection, child care court proceedings, and looked after children.

In 2012 he left Manchester City Council and started employment at Advanced Foster Care as an Advanced Social Worker. His main duties as an Advanced Social Worker was to supervise and manage supervising social workers and Family Support workers, undertake form F assessments of prospective foster carers, supervise a small case load of foster carers, deputise for the regional manager when absent and to work as part of the management team. This role enabled him to develop skills in assessment writing in fostering assessments, understand the support needs of approved foster carers, quality assurance skills of fostering assessments in a management capacity, understanding the business models of the private sector and commissioning of placements and management skills of social workers and support workers. Within this role, he became a regular panel member within the IFA which provided him the opportunity to develop further quality assurance skills in relation to fostering assessments, annual reviews and other business presented at the panel.

He left Advanced Foster Care in August 2014 and started employment within Salford City Council as the Panel Advisor for Fostering and Adoption then became a Practice Manager in the fostering service.

The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

 

Mr Perryman has the relevant knowledge and experience to serve as a Foster Panel Member. Previously people were appointed under earlier Regulations which specified a fixed term of service. This requirement is no longer part of the Regulations so the person listed above will now be allowed to serve as a Panel member until they resign or are considered by the Agency to not be suitable to act in the role of Panel Member. Their ongoing suitability will be monitored through an annual review process.

Having a larger Central List of members to constitute each Panel minimises the risk of inquoracy

 

Assessment of Risk:

 As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. Fostering is highly regulated and delay from this type of reason would not be acceptable for the agency and more importantly for the child.

 

The source of funding is: N/A 

Legal Advice obtained:  No

Financial Advice obtained:  No 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 

 

Contact Officer: Martin Sadler    Tel No 7852

 

 

 

 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

x

 

 

 

 

 

*         The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:             John Merry                                   Date:10th January 2019

 Councillor John Merry Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services

 

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10th January 2019

*         This decision will come in to force at 4pm on 17th January 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry, as the Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

Joanne Davies

Ms Davies qualified as a Social Worker in 2010. She spent 4 years working for Bury as a Social Worker in Child Protection. She then worked for The Bridge in Duty and Assessment for 2 years before moving to Salford’s Looked After Children’s Team as an Advanced Practioner. 

The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

Ms Davies has the relevant knowledge and experience to serve as a Foster Panel Member . Previously people were appointed under earlier Regulations which specified a fixed term of service. This requirement is no longer part of the Regulations so the person listed above will now be allowed to serve as a Panel member until they resign or are considered by the Agency to not be suitable to act in the role of Panel Member. Their ongoing suitability will be monitored through an annual review process.

Having a larger Central List of members to constitute each Panel minimises the risk of inquoracy

 

Assessment of Risk:

 As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. Fostering is highly regulated and delay from this type of reason would not be acceptable for the agency and more importantly for the child.

The source of funding is:  N/A

Legal Advice obtained:  No

Financial Advice obtained:  No 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 

 

Contact Officer: Martin Sadler    Tel No 7852

 

 

 

 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

x

 

 

 

 

 

*         The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:         John Merry                                       Date:10th January 2019

 Councillor John Merry Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services

 

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10th January 2019

*         This decision will come in to force at 4pm on 17th January 2019   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

I, Councillor John Merry, as the Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

Julie Owen

Ms Owen is a qualified Social worker, gaining her CQSW in 1989. She worked as a Social worker for 12 years on a community child care team in Salford and carried looked after children as part of this. 

She was then employed as a child protection trainer and a Reviewing Officer within Salford – as a Reviewing Officer chairing LAC reviews. The training post was for 2 years part time and the reviewing officer post,  12 months.

She was then employed as a Team manager managing staff who carried cases of children 0-18 years and as there were no specialisms the casework, this ranged from Duty through child protection, care proceedings and LAC to adoption. She worked in this post in Salford for 3 years.

She was then employed in Bury initially for 18 months as a Service Manager for the Safeguarding Unit where she managed the IRO’s, LADO’s and training staff and managed the child protection conference and LAC review process. During this period she chaired the Fostering Panel in Bury for 12 months.

She then moved to Service Manager for the Duty team and the child protection and care planning teams. A role that has lasted for 6 ½ years.    

She is currently employed as a Practice Manager in Salford on the child protection and child in need team where she has been since December 2011.

The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

Ms Owen has the relevant knowledge and experience to serve as a Foster Panel Member. Previously people were appointed under earlier Regulations which specified a fixed term of service. This requirement is no longer part of the Regulations so the person listed above will now be allowed to serve as a Panel member until they resign or are considered by the Agency to not be suitable to act in the role of Panel Member. Their ongoing suitability will be monitored through an annual review process.

Having a larger Central List of members to constitute each Panel minimises the risk of inquoracy

 Assessment of Risk:

As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. Fostering is highly regulated and delay from this type of reason would not be acceptable for the agency and more importantly for the child.

The source of funding is: N/A 

Legal Advice obtained:  No

Financial Advice obtained:  No 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 

 Contact Officer: Martin Sadler    Tel No 7852

 

 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

x

 

 

 

 

 

*         The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:                   John Merry                             Date:10th January 2019

 Councillor John Merry Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services

 

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10th January 2019

*         This decision will come in to force at 4pm on 17th January 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry as the Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

Patsy Malloy

Ms Malloy has worked in Children and Families social care for 28 years. She qualified as a social worker in 1995. Since then she has been employed by Salford City Council in the capacity of social worker, practice manager (CP/LAC), LADO and service manager (safeguarding and fostering).

She has worked as an independent social worker, mainly as an IRO for foster carer annual reviews, undertaking fostering assessments and as a chair for disruption meetings.

The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

Ms Malloy has the relevant knowledge and experience to serve as a Foster Panel Member . Previously people were appointed under earlier Regulations which specified a fixed term of service. This requirement is no longer part of the Regulations so the person listed above will now be allowed to serve as a Panel member until they resign or are considered by the Agency to not be suitable to act in the role of Panel Member. Their ongoing suitability will be monitored through an annual review process.

Having a larger Central List of members to constitute each Panel minimises the risk of inquoracy

 Assessment of Risk:

 As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. Fostering is highly regulated and delay from this type of reason would not be acceptable for the agency and more importantly for the child.

The source of funding is: N/A

Legal Advice obtained:  No

Financial Advice obtained:  No 


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 

 

Contact Officer: Martin Sadler    Tel No 7852

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

x

 

 

 

 

 

*         The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:                      John Merry                          Date: 10th January 2019

 

Councillor John Merry Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10th January 2019

*         This decision will come in to force at 4pm on 17th January 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry as the Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

Sheena Warmisham

Ms Warmisham is the manager of the Friends and Family Team, she has extensive knowledge in respect to fostering and in particular around the Regulation 24 placements. Sheena is an experienced practitioner having worked in Child Protection for 10 years,5 years in fostering and  5 years with the Family and Friends team.

The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

Ms Warmisham has the relevant knowledge and experience to serve as a Foster Panel Member. Previously people were appointed under earlier Regulations which specified a fixed term of service. This requirement is no longer part of the Regulations so the person listed above will now be allowed to serve as a Panel member until they resign or are considered by the Agency to not be suitable to act in the role of Panel Member. Their ongoing suitability will be monitored through an annual review process.

Having a larger Central List of members to constitute each Panel minimises the risk of inquoracy

Assessment of Risk:

As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. Fostering is highly regulated and delay from this type of reason would not be acceptable for the agency and more importantly for the child.

The source of funding is:  N/A

Legal Advice obtained  No

Financial Advice obtained  No 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 

 

Contact Officer: Martin Sadler    Tel No 7852

 

 

 

 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

x

 

 

 

 

 

*         The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:               John Merry                                 Date: 10th January 2019

 

Councillor John Merry Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10th January 2019

*         This decision will come in to force at 4pm on 17th January 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publication date: 10/01/2019

Date of decision: 10/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/01/2019 - Lead Member for Children's and Young People's Services Briefing

Effective from: 18/01/2019

Accompanying Documents: