Welcome to Placement Support 

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PLACEMENT SUPPORT

60 Lordship Park,  London, N16 5UA 

Clinical:  Mark Waddington on 07751 702814 mwaddington@placementsupport.co.uk

Administration: Tina Bool on 07986 769378      tinabool@placementsupport.co.uk          


Who we are

Placement Support is an organisation of psychotherapists working collaboratively with

educationalists and social workers. We have specialist expertise in working with looked-after children and their carers.

We are an OFSTED inspected Adoption Support Agency able to advise on
adoption matters and to support adoption placements. 
We also work in
educational settings, and in any situation where children and their
families need extra help.

We are a training organisation for APPCIOS, the Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings. 

Our aims are:

To support the  placement of looked-after and adopted children.

To provide specialist  support and therapeutic services to the networks of carers and
professionals working with looked-after and adopted children.  

To promote the  practice and understanding of specialist support and consultancy
amongst professionals working with looked-after and adopted
children.

To promote a wider understanding of the emotional needs of looked-after and adopted children

 

Why we do it:.

 

It can be hard to access the right kind of help when you are caring for looked-after and adopted children; their problems are not always easy to understand or to categorise.  But looking after traumatised and abused children is one of the most difficult jobs there is.

No-one should underestimate the difficulties of this work,
and the impact that these vulnerable children can have on everyone
around them:  their peer group, their teachers, their adoptive and
foster parents and the professional networks that try to help them.

These are children who come from troubled and disrupted families that could
not hold together in a loving and cohesive way.  Because of their
early experiences, they find it hard to trust the adult world.   They
need a network of adults around them, thinking about them together
and making sense of their scattered memories,  if they are to
overcome the emotional damage caused by early neglect, disruption,
chaos or abuse. 

We work with families, carers, staff groups, social
workers and teachers as well as offering direct work to the children.
We stress the importance of building a joined-up and cohesive
understanding amongst all the adults who contribute to the care of
the children.

 

 Your Privacy with Placement Support

(Privacy Statement) 

Who we are

Our name is Placement Support but in this statement we refer to ourselves simply as "we".

We are a group of psychotherapists, organisational therapists, educationalists, and other professionals. We are here to provide psychotherapy and associated support and services to adults and children.

We are organised as a limited company (Reg. No: 4261980) with two directors and a number of associated therapists and advisors. You can find more information about us, our officers and principal staff, from our website (see below).

You can find us at:

Placement Support Ltd., 60 Lordship Park London N16 5UA

Telephone: 0208 800 5735.

Website: www. placementsupport.co.uk, email: info@placementsupport.co.uk.


We are regulated by the government.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office under registration reference: Z6691895.

We are Registered with OFSTED as an Adoption Support Agency: Registration number SC 369714


This Statement was last updated on 12th May 2018 and the information set out here is in force from 25 May 2018. Any subsequent changes to any of the information set out here will be posted on our website

Why we are holding information about you and what may we do with it

We need to hold and process information (data) to do our job. This is what is called a "legitimate interest" under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and is the legal basis for us keeping and holding any information we have.


This includes information you directly give us, verbally or in writing, and information we are entrusted with by other parties for example from local authority social services departments or the courts.

At the simplest level we use personal information such as names, addresses and contact details in order to contact you and to arrange and carry out sessions, both physically and by electronic means. We also use this sort of personal data to process any payments (such as our fees) that are due to us.

We need other information to understand what has happened to the people we are helping, what is their background, how they have affected and been affected by other people in the past and what is their life story. We need this in order to carry out our work of therapy and support.

We are often required to report the progress of our work, directly to you as a client, to a commissioner such as a local authority social services department or to a funding body such as the Department of Education. We use the information we have and we add our own observations and assessments. When writing reports we take care to limit the information to what is necessary in each case.

We undertake to balance the eight principles of information handling with the need to keep records of work done with children. In many cases these children will suffer from lack of continuity, especially lack of continuity with adults who know them and can think about them, in their lives. These reports and records may have to represent a large part of their "family history". This is especially important in cases where the child may return to therapy at a later point in their lives.

We preserve this important information both now and in the future as we may be required to undertake further work with you, or with your children or children you are caring for, or to help other professionals. Also, because we are a regulated body, we may be required to provide an account of our work as part of an investigation or enquiry.

We, or individual therapists working with us may use information about you (where your names and details that might identify you have been removed) for research or for illustration in publications and papers.

Information about our employees, associates and collaborators

When employing staff we will keep only the necessary information in their employment file.


This will include:


  1. A CV and any other Information about their relevant qualifications, skills, experience and fitness

  2. A Statement of proof of identity

  3. A recent photograph

  4. A full employment history

  5. Two written references

  6. A Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, including the enhanced certificate if appropriate

  7. A statement by the person about their physical and mental health

  8. Invoices and payment records in accordance with normal accounting and taxation procedures.



When considering a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service , we will follow the DBS code of Practice.

Security, sharing and storing your information

We will only disclose information to those who have a right or need (a "legitimate interest") to access it.


Principally these will be the individual, the party with responsibility for the individual if a child, those requiring the information for clinical reasons or social care, those with a statutory right. We will also disclose information where it is in the best interests of the child or individual concerned.


Any disclosure of information is subject to orders of the court or legislation in force at the time. All such documents will, where appropriate, disguise the identity of third parties.

Information about you will be shared with therapists who work with you, either completely or in a summarised and redacted (anonymised) form. We may also keep internal reports, emails and other communications relating to you.

We may share information with commissioners who have a legitimate interest in receiving it, and with other professionals such as psychologists who may be working with you or advising others about your position.

We understand that the details we know about you are sensitive. We undertake to store the information in a secure manner proportionate to the likely harm a data breach might cause.

We undertake not to share this information with any party who does not have a legitimate interest in having it.

Your data will be retained as long as it is required to carry out our work and to meet regulatory requirements. We will keep the retention of data under continuous review and when we believe we no longer have a legitimate interest in keeping it, it will be destroyed.

Your rights

If you dispute our right to hold information:

You or any person who believes that we are holding, processing, sharing or using this information in any way which is wrong can complain. First you should complain to us. Our data officer is Mark Waddington. We will do our best to come to a mutually acceptable solution.

If you are not satisfied, you can complain to the Information Commissioner. There is comprehensive information on the commissioner's website https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ and a helpline on 0303 123 1113.

Your own rights to information about you ("subject access" rights)

The law gives you various rights with respect to this information. The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  • The right to be informed about what information we hold about you and what we are doing with it.

  • The right of access to such information,

  • The right to rectification if this information is wrong

  • The right to erasure or deletion of this information

  • The right to restrict processing or using this information

  • The right to data portability, that is to take away copies of this information for your own use

  • The right to object to anything we are doing

  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling which we do not believe are relevant in our case as we do not do these things

You can find out more about your rights at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

If you wish to make use of these rights you should make what is called a "subject access request". You should contact our data officer: Mark Waddington. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Not all information is included under these rights and we may refuse access.

Information about you may also include information about other people who have rights to non-disclosure.

Where information has been passed to us by other parties or when we have made a report on behalf of another party (such as a local authority) we are often required to seek their permission to disclose. Even if not required, in such cases we will discuss any subject access request with the other party before disclosing any information.

We aim to respond to your request within 30 days.

 

If you are not satisfied about the way we have treated your request, you can complain to the Information Commissioner. There is comprehensive information on the commissioner's website https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ and a helpline on 0303 123 1113.

Using our Website

Our site is intended to provide information only. You do not need to register or enter any information or personal details. However, the system we use for running our site may extract some of your data even though it is not shared with us.

Cookies and tracking pixels

Our site may place cookies and tracking pixels on the device from which you are accessing them. To find out more about what cookies are, see this article from the BBC. To find out more about what tracking pixels are, see this article from Digiday. If you do not wish to accept any cookies from our sites, please adjust your settings accordingly.

The site may use cookies and/or tracking pixels to collect anonymous usage data for Google Analytics and for WordPress Statistics from Automattic, or similar automatic data collection applications.

If you want to find out more about any individual cookies that our site use, please either email info@placementsupport.co.uk or install a tool such as Ghostery, which provides detailed information about cookies on all the sites you visit.

Our site includes links to other sites which we believe to be informative and respectable but once you click on a link we cannot be responsible for any information or data that the site may collect from you.

Thank you for reading this policy. We are happy to consider any criticism or suggestions.


 

Terms and Conditions of Website Use, Legal Disclaimer,  and Cookies Policy

 Placement Support Ltd Website

Terms and Conditions
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Cookies Policy


(1) Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of our Website; by using our Website, you accept these terms and conditions in full.  If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our Website. 

You must be at least 18 years of age to use our Website.  By using our Website you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

Our Website uses cookies.  By using our Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our cookies policy.

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(3) Licence to use Website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the Website and material on the Website.  Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.  You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or other content from the Website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.  

You must not:

(a) republish material from this Website (including republication on another Website);

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the Website;

(c) show any material from the Website in public;

(d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our Website for a commercial purpose;

(e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the Website; or]

(f) redistribute material from this Website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution (such as our website).

(4) Acceptable use

You must not use our Website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our Website without our express written consent.

You must not use our Website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use our Website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent. 

(5) Restricted access

We reserve the right to restrict access to  areas of our Website, or indeed our whole Website, at our discretion.

If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our Website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.  

We may disable your user ID and password in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

(6) User generated content

In these terms and conditions, "your user content" means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our Website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media.  You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).  

You must not submit any user content to the Website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our Website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our Website.

Notwithstanding our rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our Website.

(7) Limited warranties

We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this Website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the Website remains available or that the material on the Website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this Website and the use of this Website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of the use of reasonable care and skill).

(8) Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms and conditions: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the terms and conditions or in relation to the subject matter of the terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the Website and the information and services on the Website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

(9) Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

(10) Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the Website, prohibiting you from accessing the Website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the Website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the Website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

(11) Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our Website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on our Website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(12) Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.  
You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.  

(13) Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect. 

(14) Exclusion of third party rights

These terms and conditions are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party.  The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

(15) Entire agreement

These terms and conditions together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our Website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this Website.

(16) Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive1 jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

(17) Registrations and authorisations

We are registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council.  Our professional title is and it has been granted in the United Kingdom.  We are subject to the code of conduct of the BPC.


(18) Our details

The full name is Placement Support Ltd..   We are a limited company registered in England & Wales under registration number 4261980

Our registered office is at  60 Lordship Park, London N16 5UA. 

You can contact us by email to tonyharms@placementsupport.co.uk



Legal Disclaimer


This disclaimer governs the use of this website.  By using this website, you accept this disclaimer in full. 

(1) No advice

The website contains information about Placement Support, Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Organisational Consultancy and Psychodynamic Practice in general, Fostering and Adoption and other like matters. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.

You must not rely on the information in the website as an alternative to medical, legal or any other form of professional advice and if you require advice on these or any other matters you should consult an appropriately qualified professional

If you think you may be suffering from any physical or mental medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention.  You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information in the website


(2) No representations or warranties

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to section 6 below, we exclude all representations, warranties, undertakings and guarantees relating to the website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not represent, warrant, undertake or guarantee:

that the information in the website is correct, accurate, complete or non-misleading;

that the use of guidance in the website will lead to any particular outcome or result; 

(3) Limitations and exclusions of liability

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: are subject to section 4 below; and govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the website, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including without limitation loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

(4) Exceptions

Nothing in this disclaimer shall: limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; limit or exclude our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

(5) Severability

If a section of this disclaimer is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other sections of this disclaimer continue in effect.  

If any unlawful and/or unenforceable section would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the section will continue in effect. 

(6) Law and jurisdiction

This disclaimer will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this disclaimer will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

(9) Our details

In this disclaimer, "we" means (and "us" and "our" refer to) Placement Support Ltd.,  a limited company registered in [England and Wales] under registration number 4261980


Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

Our website uses cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy

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(2) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation 

(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website 

(e) any other information that you choose to send to us including posts and comments


(3) Cookies:  Please see our Cookie policy. 


(4) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) provide third parties with statistical information about our users - but this information will not be used to identify any individual user

(c) keep the website secure and prevent fraud;

 and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us. (Please refer to our terms and conditions)

We will not provide your personal information to any third parties, but any information you choose to post on the website will be available to other users.

(5) Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information: 

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(6) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States), which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. 

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.We cannot guarantee to prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(7) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. 

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

(8) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.  

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email. 

(9) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.  Provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

(10) Third party websites

The website may contain links to other websites or websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

(11) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(12) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to tonyharms@placementsupport.co.uk or by post to Tony Harms, Placement Support, 60 lordship Park, London N16 5UA or telephone 02088005735


(13) Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Placement Support Ltd. 

Our data protection registration number is Z6691895.


Cookies Policy

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy

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(2) About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. 

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website. 

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies.  A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

(3) Cookies on this website

We may use session and/or persistent cookies on this website.

(4) How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you. They are used to identify the computer for reasons of security and convenience  We do not take or store  personal information about you other than the information you volunteer as post or comment.  

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

(1) to recognise your computer when you visit our website;

(3) to improve the website's usability;

(5) in the administration of this website;

(6) to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;


(7) Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.  For example:

(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector;

(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. Deleting cookies should only slightly affect the use of this website

(8) Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);

(2) in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

(9) Contact us

If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us by email (to tonyharms@placementsupport.co.uk), by telephone (to 0208 800 5735) or by post (to Tony Harms, Placement Support Ltd., 60 Lordship Park, London N16 5UA).

These policies were created using a template supplied by SEQ Legal www.seqlegal.com 

 

 

PLACEMENT
SUPPORT

60 Lordship Park,  London,  N16 5UA

020 8800 5735

For
further information call   Tony Harms or Jenny Sprince

on
020 8800 5735.