Dear Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council,
Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
1 - How many assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were conducted during the period 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020 by each of the following:
a.) Council employed Best Interest Assessors
b.) Independent Best Interest Assessors (not employed directly by the Council)
c.) Mental Health Assessors
d.) Assessments allocated to 3rd party service providers for completion
2- Please provide the total spend on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments between 01/01/2020 and 31/12/2020, on each of the following:
a.) Employed Best Interest Assessors
b.) Independent Best Interest Assessors
c.) Mental Health Assessors
d.) 3rd party service providers
3 – What is the standard price paid per BIA assessment
4 – What is the standard price paid per Mental Health Assessment for DoLS
5 - Please provide the name of the local DoLS Lead or Team Manager
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Re: Request for Information – Freedom Of Information Act 2000.
Thank you for your request for information about deprivation of liverty safeguards.
Your email request was received on 10/02/2021 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom Of Information Act 2000.
Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and we will try to provide the information within 20 working days as required. The deadline date when the information should be available to you is 10/03/2021.
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