Dear freedom of information manager,

I am writing to see if you might be able to help me with the following request for information.

Could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to deliver Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) in the period April 2018 to March 2019?

If you hold data on the number of IMCA referrals made to you in the year 2018/19. (preferably from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify) please could you provide information on how many times an IMCA was instructed in each decision:

i. Long term Change of Accommodation
ii. Serious Medical Treatment
iii. Review of the Accommodation
iv. Safeguarding

b) If you hold data on the number of times an advocate was instructed from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify) please could you provide information on how many times an IMCA DoLS was instructed within each of these:

i. 39A DoLS process
ii. 39C DoLS process
iii. 39D DoLS process

I would also be very grateful if you could tell me how many times a paid RPR was instructed in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify.

As it is a statutory duty to refer to an IMCA I would expect you might hold this information. If you do not hold the data for the above could you kindly tell me who does?

If you are not recording this data at present could you please tell me if you plan to start to record this data in the next 12 months?

The 'What Do They Know' suggestions for good practice recommended that organisations make this kind of information publicly available on their own website, would you consider doing this in the future?

Thank you so much for your help with this request,

Kind regards,

K. Huijbers

Freedomofinformation, Hartlepool Council

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Hi

 

Further to your request for information, I can advise as below;

 

Question Response
1)      Could you provide the name 1) During the period we have had 3
of the organisation commissioned to organisations providing IMCA advocacy
deliver Independent Mental Capacity services :
Advocacy (IMCA) in the period April
2018 to March 2019? -Skills for People

  - Hartlepool Citizens Advice Bureau

  - Darlington Association of
Disability
2)      If you hold data on the
number of IMCA referrals made to you  
in the year 2018/19. (preferably
from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, 2)    We have had 48 IMCA referrals
or any other 12 month period within from 1.4.18-31.3.19. Referrals are
2018/19 you could specify) please allocated to the most appropriately
could you provide information on how skilled IMCA by a commissioned
many times an IMCA was instructed in service known as The Advocacy Hub.
each decision: This is to ensure the authority
remains entirely independent. The
  reasons for the referrals are
therefore not known to the Council
i. Long term Change of Accommodation
 
ii. Serious Medical Treatment
 
iii. Review of the Accommodation
 
iv. Safeguarding
 
 
 
3) If you hold data on the number of
times an advocate was instructed  
from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
(or any other 12 month period within  
2018/19 you could specify) please
could you provide information on how 3)    For the purposes of s1 of the
many times an IMCA DoLS was Freedom of Information Act, the
instructed within each of these: Council do not hold the requested
information because we do not collate
  this information.

i. 39A DoLS process  

ii. 39C DoLS process  

iii. 39D DoLS process  

   

4)    I would also be very grateful  
if you could tell me how many times
a paid RPR was instructed in the  
period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
or any other 12 month period within  
2018/19 you could specify.
 
 
 
5)    As it is a statutory duty to
refer to an IMCA I would expect you 4)     We have paid 3 RPR’s over the
might hold this information. If you period between 1 April 2018 and 31
do not hold the data for the above March 2019 and they have been
could you kindly tell me who does? instructed on 95 occasions.

   

6)    If you are not recording this 5)  N/A
data at present could you please
tell me if you plan to start to  
record this data in the next 12
months?  

   

7)    The 'What Do They Know' 6)  N/A
suggestions for good practice
recommended that organisations make  
this kind of information publicly
available on their own website,  
would you consider doing this in the
future? 7)  We currently hold the date for
the number of referrals and believe
that is sufficient to meet our legal
obligations.

 

 

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From: K. Huijbers [[7]mailto:[FOI #592531 email]]

Sent: 25 July 2019 14:57

To: Freedomofinformation <[8][Hartlepool Council request email]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - IMCA referrals 2018/2019

 

Dear freedom of information manager,

 

I am writing to see if you might be able to help me with the following
request for information.

 

Could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to deliver
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) in the period April 2018 to
March 2019?

 

If you hold data on the number of IMCA referrals made to you in the year
2018/19. (preferably from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, or any other 12
month period within 2018/19 you could specify) please could you provide
information on how many times an IMCA was instructed in each decision:

 

i. Long term Change of Accommodation

ii. Serious Medical Treatment

iii. Review of the Accommodation

iv. Safeguarding

 

b) If you hold data on the number of times an advocate was instructed from
1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (or any other 12 month period within 2018/19
you could specify) please could you provide information on how many times
an IMCA DoLS was instructed within each of these:

 

i. 39A DoLS process

ii. 39C DoLS process

iii. 39D DoLS process

 

I would also be very grateful if you could tell me how many times a paid
RPR was instructed in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 or any
other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify.

 

As it is a statutory duty to refer to an IMCA I would expect you might
hold this information. If you do not hold the data for the above could you
kindly tell me who does?

 

If you are not recording this data at present could you please tell me if
you plan to start to record this data in the next 12 months?

 

The 'What Do They Know' suggestions for good practice recommended that
organisations make this kind of information publicly available on their
own website, would you consider doing this in the future?

 

Thank you so much for your help with this request,

 

Kind regards,

 

K. Huijbers

 

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Dear FOI Responses,

Please forgive me but I am struggling to make sense of the answers you have provided. It seems the answers are cut and pasted in the wrong sentence order on your response to me and I am not confident these are your official answers to my questions . Please would you be so kind as to clarify the answers as most do not make any sense at the moment.

Yours sincerely,

K. Huijbers

FOI Responses, Hartlepool Council

1 Atodiad

Hi

I can advise as attached.

Elena Lilley| Legal Administration Officer Hartlepool Borough Council
Tel: (01429) 523647 | Ext: 3647
Email: [email address]

Web: hartlepool.gov.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/hartlepoolcouncil
Twitter: twitter.com/HpoolCouncil

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