Digital copy of Exhibit GS2: Memorandum from [Geoffrey Spencer], Heathfield Children's Home to Mr A J Skinner, Children's Officer concerning the appointment of a Senior Child Care Officer to the Adolescent Service Team, Heathfield. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Geoffrey Spencer's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 16 June 2015 [C/D/AW2/B3/17/WS000590].

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November 11th 1988 - November 11th 1988

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Refers to the Principal Officer at Heathfield Children's Home being tasked to form a multi-disciplinary team known as the Adolescent Service Team from 1 March 1988, outlining purpose and structure of the team. Also refers to timing of the redesignation of the post of Principal Officer to that of Senior Child Care Officer and of the official adoption of the title of Adolescent Service Team, Heathfield. Outlines areas on which the success of the venture is dependent in part on, referring to a comparison of areas of work prior and subsequent to 1 March 1988. Refers to decision to evaluate the project after a period of six months, noting consensus that the Adolescent Services Team has met its major targets. Discusses issues including increased responsibility and accountability, comparing responsibilities and duties of the project leader to those of the Senior Child Care Officers responsible for the Intake and Under-Five Teams. Requests that the post of Principal Officer, Heathfield be redesignated Senior Child Care Officer, Adolescent Service Team and the salary of the post adjusted accordingly. Includes Appendix A: Comparison of Areas of Work in respect of Heathfield Children's Home and the Adolescent Service Team. Compares areas of work by Heathfield Children's Home prior to 1 March 1988 with areas of work by the Adolescent Service Team post 1 March 1988.


Skinner, Anton
Spencer, Geoffrey
Adolescent Services Team
Children's Service
Heathfield Children's Home
Intake and Assessment Team
Under-Fives Community Resource and Support Team


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