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Adult Carer Support Plans and Young Carer Statements 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

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Carers Trust Scotland

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Cross Party Group on Carers requests the following recorded information under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 provides a duty on local authorities to prepare an Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) (Section 6) or young carer statement (YCS) (Section 12) for anyone they identify as a carer, or for any carer who requests one.

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Statutory Guidance directly states in relation to ACSP:

“Where a person self-identifies as a carer they may request an adult carer support plan (ACSP). If they appear to meet the definition of carer, the responsible local authority must prepare an ACSP.

When carers are identified by practitioners, whether in the community or acute
settings, they must be offered an ACSP. If they accept the offer the responsible
local authority must prepare an ACSP.”

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Statutory Guidance also directly states in relation to YCS:

“Where a young person self-identifies as a carer they may request a young carer statement (YCS). If they appear to meet the definition of a young carer, the responsible authority must prepare a YCS.

When a young carer is identified by practitioners, whether in the community or acute settings, they must be offered a YCS. If they accept the offer the responsible authority must prepare a YCS.”

However, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the Coronavirus Act 2020 (temporary legislation) was introduced, which allowed local authorities to ease some assessment duties. Section 16 of the Act allowed for temporary relaxation of local authorities duties in relation to preparation of adult carer support plans/young carer statements under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

Please indicate the following:
A. Exact number of ACSPs that have been completed in financial year 2019/2020.
B. Exact number of ACSPs that have been completed in financial year 2020/2021.
C. Exact number of carers with completed ACSPs in financial year 2019/2020 that met local eligibility criteria for support.
D. Exact number of carers with completed ACSPs in financial year 2020/2021 that met local eligibility criteria for support.
E. Average timescales from request to completion of ACSPs in financial year 2019/2020.
F. Average timescales from request to completion of ACSPs in financial year 2020/2021.
G. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for ACSPs in financial year 2019/2020 and what the average waiting time was.
H. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for ACSPs in financial year 2020/2021 and what the average waiting time was.
I. Confirm which service/s are responsible for undertaking ACSPs.
J. Exact number of YCSs that have been completed in financial year 2019/2020.
K. Exact number of YCSs that have been completed in financial year 2020/2021.
L. Exact number of young carers with completed YCSs in financial year 2019/2020 that met local eligibility criteria for support.
M. Exact number of young carers with completed YCSs in financial year 2020/2021 that met local eligibility criteria for support.
N. Average timescales from request to completion of YCSs in financial year 2019/2020.
O. Average timescales from request to completion of YCSs in financial year 2020/2021.
P. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for a YCS in financial year 2019/2020 and what was the average waiting time.
Q. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for a YCS in financial year 2020/2021 and what was the average waiting time.
R. Confirm which service/s is responsible for undertaking a YCS.

Yours faithfully,

Carers Trust Scotland, Secretariat on behalf of the Cross Party Group on Carers

Cross Party Group on Carers Co-Convenors: Mark Griffin MSP and Tom Arthur MSP

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Carers Trust Scotland

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Cross Party Group on Carers requests the following recorded information under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 provides a duty on local authorities to prepare an Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) (Section 6) or young carer statement (YCS) (Section 12) for anyone they identify as a carer, or for any carer who requests one.

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Statutory Guidance directly states in relation to ACSP:

“Where a person self-identifies as a carer they may request an adult carer support plan (ACSP). If they appear to meet the definition of carer, the responsible local authority must prepare an ACSP.

When carers are identified by practitioners, whether in the community or acute
settings, they must be offered an ACSP. If they accept the offer the responsible
local authority must prepare an ACSP.”

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Statutory Guidance also directly states in relation to YCS:

“Where a young person self-identifies as a carer they may request a young carer statement (YCS). If they appear to meet the definition of a young carer, the responsible authority must prepare a YCS.

When a young carer is identified by practitioners, whether in the community or acute settings, they must be offered a YCS. If they accept the offer the responsible authority must prepare a YCS.”

However, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the Coronavirus Act 2020 (temporary legislation) was introduced, which allowed local authorities to ease some assessment duties. Section 16 of the Act allowed for temporary relaxation of local authorities duties in relation to preparation of adult carer support plans/young carer statements under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

Please indicate the following:
A. Exact number of ACSPs that have been completed in financial year 2019/2020.
B. Exact number of ACSPs that have been completed in financial year 2020/2021.
C. Exact number of carers with completed ACSPs in financial year 2019/2020 that met local eligibility criteria for support.
D. Exact number of carers with completed ACSPs in financial year 2020/2021 that met local eligibility criteria for support.
E. Average timescales from request to completion of ACSPs in financial year 2019/2020.
F. Average timescales from request to completion of ACSPs in financial year 2020/2021.
G. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for ACSPs in financial year 2019/2020 and what the average waiting time was.
H. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for ACSPs in financial year 2020/2021 and what the average waiting time was.
I. Confirm which service/s are responsible for undertaking ACSPs.
J. Exact number of YCSs that have been completed in financial year 2019/2020.
K. Exact number of YCSs that have been completed in financial year 2020/2021.
L. Exact number of young carers with completed YCSs in financial year 2019/2020 that met local eligibility criteria for support.
M. Exact number of young carers with completed YCSs in financial year 2020/2021 that met local eligibility criteria for support.
N. Average timescales from request to completion of YCSs in financial year 2019/2020.
O. Average timescales from request to completion of YCSs in financial year 2020/2021.
P. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for a YCS in financial year 2019/2020 and what was the average waiting time.
Q. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for a YCS in financial year 2020/2021 and what was the average waiting time.
R. Confirm which service/s is responsible for undertaking a YCS.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Traynor, Carers Trust Scotland, Secretariat on behalf of the Cross Party Group on Carers
Cross Party Group on Carers Co-Convenors: Mark Griffin MSP and Tom Arthur MSP

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen City Council

1 Atodiad

Reference: FOI-336513688
Date of request: 20/05/2021
Title of request: Support Plans

Dear Paul Traynor,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

We aim to answer all requests within 20 working days.

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Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
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Reference: FOI-336513688
Date of request: 20/05/2021
Title of request: Support Plans

Dear Paul Traynor,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

We aim to answer all requests within 20 working days.

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Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB
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Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen City Council

Reference: FOI-336513688
Date of request: 20/05/2021
Title of request: Support Plans

Dear Paul Traynor,

Thank you for your information request and please accept our sincere
apologies for delay in getting back to you. We have completed the
necessary search for the information requested. Our response is now
detailed below.

Cross Party Group on Carers requests the following recorded information
under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 provides a duty on local authorities to
prepare an Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) (Section 6) or young carer
statement (YCS) (Section 12) for anyone they identify as a carer, or for
any carer who requests one.
Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Statutory Guidance directly states in relation
to ACSP:
“Where a person self-identifies as a carer they may request an adult carer
support plan (ACSP). If they appear to meet the definition of carer, the
responsible local authority must prepare an ACSP.
When carers are identified by practitioners, whether in the community or
acute settings, they must be offered an ACSP. If they accept the offer the
responsible local authority must prepare an ACSP.”
Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 Statutory Guidance also directly states in
relation to YCS:
“Where a young person self-identifies as a carer they may request a young
carer statement (YCS). If they appear to meet the definition of a young
carer, the responsible authority must prepare a YCS.
When a young carer is identified by practitioners, whether in the
community or acute settings, they must be offered a YCS. If they accept
the offer the responsible authority must prepare a YCS.”
However, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the Coronavirus Act 2020
(temporary legislation) was introduced, which allowed local authorities to
ease some assessment duties. Section 16 of the Act allowed for temporary
relaxation of local authorities duties in relation to preparation of adult
carer support plans/young carer statements under the Carers (Scotland) Act
2016.
Please indicate the following:
A. Exact number of ACSPs that have been completed in financial year
2019/2020.
145
B. Exact number of ACSPs that have been completed in financial year
2020/2021.
63
C. Exact number of carers with completed ACSPs in financial year 2019/2020
that met local eligibility criteria for support.
141
D. Exact number of carers with completed ACSPs in financial year 2020/2021
that met local eligibility criteria for support.
62
E. Average timescales from request to completion of ACSPs in financial
year 2019/2020.
152, please note this was calculated using the ACSP Referral date which is
a mandatory question in the ACSP so the average timescale is the number of
days between the date of referral in the form and the date the form was
completed on CareFirst.

F. Average timescales from request to completion of ACSPs in financial
year 2020/2021.
84, calculated as above.
G. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for ACSPs in financial year
2019/2020 and what the average waiting time was.
We do not have a waiting list for ACSP's.
We are unable to provide you with information on a waiting list for ACSPs
in financial year 2019/2020 and what the average waiting time was as it is
not held by ACC.  In order to comply with our obligations under the terms
of Section 17 of the FOISA, we hereby give notice that this information is
not held by us. 
H. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for ACSPs in financial year
2020/2021 and what the average waiting time was.
We do not have a waiting list for ACSP's.
We are unable to provide you with information on a waiting list for ACSPs
in financial year 2020/2021 and what the average waiting time was as it is
not held by ACC.  In order to comply with our obligations under the terms
of Section 17 of the FOISA, we hereby give notice that this information is
not held by us. 
I. Confirm which service/s are responsible for undertaking ACSPs.
The responsibility of undertaking ACSP sits with social work. We also out
source the support services who also undertake ACSP’s 
J. Exact number of YCSs that have been completed in financial year
2019/2020.

36 Young Carers Statement completed,  34 completed by referrer and 2 by
Young Carers service. 

K. Exact number of YCSs that have been completed in financial year
2020/2021.

33 Young Carers Statements completed,  33 completed by referrer and 3
completed by Young Carers Service.

L. Exact number of young carers with completed YCSs in financial year
2019/2020 that met local eligibility criteria for support. 

36 referred to the service and all met eligibility criteria. 

M. Exact number of young carers with completed YCSs in financial year
2020/2021 that met local eligibility criteria for support.

33 referred to the service and all met eligibility criteria. 

N. Average timescales from request to completion of YCSs in financial year
2019/2020.

The referrals include the statements however if they don’t, Young Carers
service completed them within 6 weeks of referral.

O. Average timescales from request to completion of YCSs in financial year
2020/2021.

The referrals include the statements however if they don’t, Young Carers
service completed them within 12 weeks of referral. 

P. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for a YCS in financial year
2019/2020 and what was the average waiting time.

There is a small waiting list at the end of 2019/2020.  Average waiting
time was 3 weeks.   

Q. Confirm whether there was a waiting list for a YCS in financial year
2020/2021 and what was the average waiting time.

There is a small waiting list in 2020/2021.  Average waiting time is 6
weeks. 

R. Confirm which service/s is responsible for undertaking a YCS.-

Referee (education, health, social work) and Barnardo’s Young Carers
Service.  

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

If you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request or the
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For more information on your right to review, please visit [2]Freedom of
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We hope this helps with your request.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB
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