Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywCarers Trust Scotland mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

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

Carers Trust Scotland made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Ayrshire Council as part of a batch sent to 32 authorities

Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

We're waiting for Carers Trust Scotland to read recent responses and update the status.

Carers Trust Scotland

Dear South Ayrshire 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

FOI, South Ayrshire Council

Thank you for contacting South Ayrshire Council, Freedom of Information. 
This automatic reply is just to let you know we have received your email
and will be in touch soon.

 

Freedom of Information - requests will be processed in line with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
([1]www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2002/13/contents)

 

Environmental Information - requests will be processed in line with the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
([2]www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2004/520/contents/made)

 

We may need to get in touch with you to seek more information or request
clarification from you to allow us to process your request.

 

To view how we process your personal data when you make a request to us,
please visit our website at [3]www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/privacy-notices

 

You can also find out more information about our FOI service at: 
[4]www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/foi and your information rights at:
[5]www.itispublicknowledge.info/YourRights

 

We will be in touch with you again when we have the response to your
request, or need further information from you, but meantime please do not
hesitate to contact us further on the contact details provided below.

 

Regards

 

Information Governance | Chief Executive's Office |
[6][email address] | Tel: 01292 612223 | County Buildings,
Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR | [7]www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, South Ayrshire Council

Good afternoon

Thanks you for your e-mail requesting information relating to the above. However, in order for us to comply with FOI and EIR legislation, it will be necessary for you to provide your full name.

When I am in receipt of this information, I will process your enquiry.

Kind regards.

FOI Team | Information Governance | Chief Executive’s Office | [email address] | 01292 612223 | South Ayrshire Council | County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR | www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, South Ayrshire Council

Good morning

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry which was given the above reference
number.

 

A. Exact number of ACSPs that have been completed in financial year
2019/2020.

402

 

B. Exact number of ACSPs that have been completed in financial year
2020/2021.

385

 

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

As at A

 

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

As at B

 

E. Average timescales from request to completion of ACSPs in financial
year 2019/2020.

8 days

 

F. Average timescales from request to completion of ACSPs in financial
year 2020/2021.

7 days

 

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

No waiting list.

 

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

No waiting list.

 

I. Confirm which service/s are responsible for undertaking ACSPs.

All Community Care Area teams.

 

J – R

The information requested is not readily available and would involve
checking and reading all the observation notes and records of open cases
since 2019.

The Council estimates that checking all observation notes and records
would take 3 members of staff 200 hours to complete. 

 

200 x 3 x £11.89

Total cost = £7,134

As this is over the £600 prescribed by the Freedom of Information
legislation, the information is exempt under Section 12 of the Act.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you can ask for
a review.  A request for a review must be submitted within 40 working days
and should be put in writing to Deborah McVey, Information Governance Team
Leader, South Ayrshire Council, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr
KA7 1DR, Tel: 01292 612223, Email: [1][South Ayrshire Council request email].  If you
remain dissatisfied after a review, you have the right to apply to the
Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision. This must be submitted
within 6 months after the review and should be put in writing to the
Scottish Information Commissioner at Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St.
Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS, Tel: 01334 464610 Email:
[2][email address] or use the online portal
[3]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...
     

 

Kind regards

Andrew

 

Information Governance | Chief Executive’s Office |
[4][email address] | Tel: 01292 612223 | South Ayrshire Council
| County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR |
[5]www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywCarers Trust Scotland mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.