Thank you for the quick responds.
I am sorry - when i say thread i did mean topic!! wrong word =)
I am using an 'application' extension on my phpbb forums that automatically creates a single post with their on a single forum when the user presses submit.
I have it set up so that the topic created by the application is only visible to the poster & the leadership team.
What I am looking to do is have that post automatically copied into a second forum that is only visible to leadership group.
(you have to register to use the functions)