Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Authorisation

Chris Bury made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Herefordshire Council

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Dear Herefordshire Council,

1. How many DoLS assessments for standard authorisation have been conducted by Herefordshire Council staff between 1st January 2017 and 28th February 2018, for individuals in residential care homes, whether in Herefordshire or another county?

2. Of the DoLS assessments for standard authorisation conducted by Herefordshire Council staff between 1st January 2017 and 28th February 2018, how many were granted?

3. Of the DoLS assessments for standard authorisation conducted by Herefordshire Council staff between 1st January 2017 and 28th February 2018 how many were not granted?

4. Of the DoLS standard authorisation granted, how many form 5 documents were signed by the current director for Adults and Wellbeing (Mr Martin Samuels)?

5. Of the number of DoLS standard authorisation granted form 5 documents signed by the current Director for Adults and Wellbeing (Mr Martin Samuels) how many form 3 and form 4 documents content were checked for factual accuracy or truthfulness?

6. Of the number of DoLS standard authorisation granted form 5 documents signed by the current Director for Adults and Wellbeing (Mr Martin Samuels) how many form 3 and form 4 documents content were not checked for factual accuracy or truthfulness; please note I am aware of at least three such occurrences?

7. Of the number of DoLS standard authorisation assessment documents, how many had their content challenged for accuracy or truthfulness by a third party?
i.e. a third party being an attorney, deputy, interested party or RPR etc.?
Please provide a separate count for each DoLS form, ie. form 3, 4,5 etc.

8. How many cases have occurred where the deprivation of liberty authorisation has been appealed in the Court of Protection by Herefordshire Council?

9. How many cases have occurred where the deprivation of liberty authorisation has been appealed in the Court of Protection by a third party?
E.g. a third party being an attorney, deputy, interested party or RPR etc.?

10. How many cases, if any, did the Court overturn the deprivation of liberty authorisation?

11. How many cases, if any, did the Court of Protection place further conditions on the deprivation of liberty authorisation?

12. Separately, for standard applications, please indicate which authorisations related to people whose care was funded by the local authority and those where funding was provided by other sources, i.e. health care funding, commissioned or privately, etc.?

Yours faithfully,

Chris Bury

Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

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Dear Sir

 

Please find attached acknowledgement of your FOI request

 

Regards

 

Claire

 

 

Claire Jacobs

Information Access Officer

Information Access Team

Economy, Communities & Corporate

Herefordshire Council

Plough Lane | PO Box 4 | Hereford HR4 OXH

 

 

 

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Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

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Dear Sir

 

Please find attached response to your FOI request

 

Regards

 

Claire

 

 

Claire Jacobs

Information Access Officer

Information Access Team

Economy, Communities & Corporate

Herefordshire Council

Plough Lane | PO Box 4 | Hereford HR4 OXH

 

 

“Any opinion expressed in this e-mail or any attached files are those of
the individual and not necessarily those of Herefordshire Council,
Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG), Wye Valley NHS Trust or
2gether NHS Foundation Trust. You should be aware that Herefordshire
Council, Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG), Wye Valley NHS
Trust & 2gether NHS Foundation Trust monitors its email service. This
e-mail and any attached files are confidential and intended solely for the
use of the addressee. This communication may contain material protected by
law from being passed on. If you are not the intended recipient and have
received this e-mail in error, you are advised that any use,
dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please contact the
sender immediately and destroy all copies of it.”

Dear Access To Information,

In regard to some of the avoided/unanswered questions, please refer to the below for clarification.

Q4a. How many individuals within Herefordshire Council are in the pool of people who are authorisers or signatories of Deprivation of Liberty authorisations, both standard and urgent?
Please provide the number of authorisers or signatories between 1st January 2017 and 28th February 2018.

Q9a. How many cases have occurred where the deprivation of liberty authorisation has been appealed in the Court of Protection by any party between 1st January 2017 and 28th February 2018?

Q9b. How many Section 21a appeals to The Court of Protection occurred between 1st January 2017 and 28th February 2018, regarding vulnerable individuals subject to a DoLS authorisation by Herefordshire Council between 1st January 2017 and 28th February 2018?

Q11a. How many cases, if any, did the Court of Protection place further conditions on the deprivation of liberty authorisation of any person between 1st January 2017 and 28th February 2018?

Yours sincerely,

Chris Bury

Dear Access To Information,

Thank you for the previous reply, please provide the delayed missing information.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Bury

Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

Dear Mr Bury,

Thank for your email and for provided the clarification as below. I have sent this onto the relevant department and will come back to you as soon as we have heard back from them.

Regards

Bethan Jaques
Information Access Officer
Plough Lane
01432 260535

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Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

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Dear Sir

 

Further to our previous emails, please find attached response to your
further queries

 

Regards

 

Claire

 

 

Claire Jacobs

Information Access Officer

Information Access Team

Economy, Communities & Corporate

Herefordshire Council

Plough Lane | PO Box 4 | Hereford HR4 OXH

 

 

“Any opinion expressed in this e-mail or any attached files are those of
the individual and not necessarily those of Herefordshire Council,
Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG), Wye Valley NHS Trust or
2gether NHS Foundation Trust. You should be aware that Herefordshire
Council, Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG), Wye Valley NHS
Trust & 2gether NHS Foundation Trust monitors its email service. This
e-mail and any attached files are confidential and intended solely for the
use of the addressee. This communication may contain material protected by
law from being passed on. If you are not the intended recipient and have
received this e-mail in error, you are advised that any use,
dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please contact the
sender immediately and destroy all copies of it.”