IMCA Services

Mr D Edwards made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Redbridge Borough Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Redbridge Borough Council,

My request is for information relating to the appointment of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Specifically, I would like to request the following information:

i. Does the authority have a contract with any provider(s) for the provision of IMCA services? If so, who? If the authority has contracted with more than one provider since the coming into force of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, it would be helpful to have a full list (i.e. including providers with whom the authority no longer contracts).

ii. Was the contract for provision of IMCA services the subject of public tendering or advertisement? If so, can I have a copy of the advert / invitation to tender?

iii. To the extent that it is disclosable under the FOIA, can I have a copy of the authority’s contract with provider(s) of IMCA services?

iv. Over the last two years, how many referrals has the local authority made to the IMCA provider(s)?

v. If possible, can I have a breakdown of those referrals into the categories identified by the Mental Capacity Act as being decisions in relation to which an IMCA should or may be instructed (i.e. serious medical treatment; change of residence; care review; adult protection case; deprivation of liberty)?

vi. If a standard form is used for making a referral to the IMCA service, can I have a copy of that form?

vii. If the authority has produced any guidance or statement of internal policy or procedure (beyond the MCA Code of Practice and DOLS Code of Practice) as to the circumstances in which an IMCA referral must or may be made, can I have a copy of it?

viii. How many (if any) of the referrals made to the IMCA service within the last two years have been refused by that service (i.e. no IMCA has been allocated); and on what grounds have they been refused?

ix. How many (if any) of the cases in which referrals were made to the IMCA service within the last two years have progressed to proceedings in the Court of Protection? If possible, could I have a breakdown by the nature of the application to the Court (i.e. s.21A Mental Capacity Act; health and welfare decision; financial decision).

x. On how many (if any) occasions within the last two years have IMCAs appointed by the authority made applications to the Court of Protection in relation to decisions made by the authority? If available, it would be helpful to know, in broad terms, what the outcome of those applications has been.

If need be, please do feel free to break the request down and to treat it as more than one request.

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Edwards

Abiodun Soremekun, Redbridge Borough Council

Dear Edwards

I acknowledge your above-mentioned request for information which was
received on 12 August 2013.

The London Borough of Redbridge is in the process of pro-actively
publishing the datasets of information that it holds on its website,
Redbridge i.  Some of the information will be exempt under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or Data Protection Act 1998, and this will be removed
or redacted.  You may wish to look at the website to see if the
information you are requesting is already available – you can search the
datasets using a user friendly tool the London Borough of Redbridge has
developed called Datashare and, for your convenience, this is a link to
that tool: [1]http://data.redbridge.gov.uk/

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days (from the day
the request was received) as defined by the Freedom of Information Act
2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a
reference to a third party. 

The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of the
information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of
the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.
You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of
appeal.  

 

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

 

Please note that the legislation allows access to information 'held' by
the Council and not for the creation of new information or opinion. 
Therefore, we may only be able to supply documents or data that contain
the information we hold in response to your request.

 

If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font
size. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large
print, etc. then please let me know.

There may a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and
you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be
paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day
time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Information
Officer at London Borough of Redbridge, Town Hall, PO Box 2, High Road,
Ilford, Essex, telephone 0208 708 2331, e-mail [2][Redbridge Borough Council request email]

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

 

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Abiodun Soremekun

Information, Complaints and Investigations Officer

London Borough of Redbridge

Adult Social Services

tel 020 8708 5777

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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Adult Complaints, Redbridge Borough Council

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Dear Mr Edwards,

 

Re:  Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request (Ref: RFI
106284)

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is attached.

 

The remaining document is the contract and due to the size of the
document, we will be pleased to send it to you by post if you provide a
postal address.

 

I hope this addresses your enquiry.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your request, you may ask for an
internal review within 20 working days of the date of this response.
Please contact the Information Officer at [1][Redbridge Borough Council request email] or Town
Hall, PO Box 2, High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD who will arrange an
internal review of your case.   

 

If you have a complaint about the handling of your enquiry then please
contact the Information Officer within 20 working days of the date of this
response at London Borough of Redbridge, Town Hall, PO Box 2, High Road,
Ilford, Essex, telephone 0208 708 2331, e-mail [2][Redbridge Borough Council request email]. 

 

If you consider the outcome of the London Borough of Redbridge’s
complaints procedure is not satisfactory you also have a right of appeal
to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF 
Telephone:   08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Information, Complaints and Investigations Team

London Borough of Redbridge

Adult Social Services

Tel: 020 8708 5407

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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