LGO Compliance

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide details as to how many Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) investigations and also complaints submitted have over the last ten years involved a death due to alleged maladministration by a Council.

Further detail by year and Council what the LGO's finding's were (i.e. MI, M, Discretion, etc.).

Please finally identify what monitoring the LGO undertakes to ensure that its recommendations and remedy's are met by any Council's against which it makes a finding that involve a Council having been identified as having caused a death through its own actions or those of its contractors to ensure compliance, and if the LGO undertakes any monitoring to ensure that it is able to correct maladministration of this sort by Council's.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Hardwicke Carruthers

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Refer to this site

http://www.amv3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?...

Investigations by the Ombudsman quite frequently involve deaths caused by Council's as a result of maladministration - and the Council's frequently reject both the Ombudsman's remedy and recommendations.

Hilary Pook, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Dear Mr Hardwicke Carruthers

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email request, received on Monday
17 November.

I will aim to reply within the 20-working day target (which would be by
15 December). If I am unable to do so, I will write to you again
explaining why.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager
Local Government Ombudsman's Office
Tel: 020 7217 4734
www.lgo.org.uk

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Hilary Pook, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Hardwicke Carruthers

Please find attached a letter in response to the request below, and a
separate document referred to in the letter.

Yours sincerely

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager
Local Government Ombudsman's Office
Tel: 020 7217 4734
www.lgo.org.uk

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Hilary Pook,

the LGO is known to keep statistics on issues where a formal report is not issued. I wish to know how many complaints to the LGO that did not result in a finding of MI or LS were based at least in part on a death.. (i.e. Ombudsman's discretion, M, Premature, No M etc).

Please additionally identify by name the LGO responsible.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Hilary Pook, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Mr Hardwicke Carruthers

I have given the information we have.

Hilary Pook
Communications & Records Manager
Local Government Ombudsman's Office
Tel: 020 7217 4734
www.lgo.org.uk

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the addressee named above. If you have received this message in error
please advise us at once and do not make any use of the information.

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Hilary Pook,

I can accept that you don't have any information. However, I believe that you should hold the information... so that the boundaries of the Ombudsman's discretion can properly be identified. It is understood that Ofsted (the LGO London's friend is now Head of Ofsted) face similar problems.. particularly in relation to Haringey.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS