S42 Safeguarding Enquiry (Worcestershire County Council)

Chris Bury made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Worcestershire County Council

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Dear Worcestershire County Council,

1. Between February 2015 to February 2019 how many enquiries have been taken (or instigated) by Worcestershire County Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, in response to indications of abuse or neglect reported by concerned family members or relatives of an adult with care and support needs who is at risk and are unable to protect themselves because of those needs?
(Please provide separate figures for each year).

2. Of those enquiries taken (or instigated) by Worcestershire County Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, due to a report by concerned family members or relatives, how many (providing separate figures for each) have involved a person in the following:

a. Their home
b. Nursing Home
c. Residential home

3. Between February 2015 to February 2019 how many enquiries have been taken (or instigated) by Worcestershire County Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, in response to indications or allegations of abuse or neglect reported by a social worker of an adult with care and support needs who are at risk and are unable to protect themselves because of those needs?
(Please provide separate figures for each year).

4. Of those enquiries taken (or instigated) by Worcestershire County Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, due to report by a social worker how many (providing separate figures for each) have involved a person in the following:

a. Their home
b. Nursing Home
c. Residential home

5. Between February 2015 to February 2019 how many enquiries have been taken (or instigated) by Worcestershire County Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, in response to indications of abuse or neglect reported by employees of The Priory Group of an adult with care and support needs who is at risk and are unable to protect themselves because of those needs?
(Please provide separate figures for each year).

6. Of the total enquiries taken (or instigated) under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, by Worcestershire County Council how many have involved claims against a Priory Group care home or staff of The Priory Group?

7. Of the total enquiries taken (or instigated) under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, by Worcestershire County Council how many have involved providers other than The Priory Group or staff other than of The Priory Group?

Yours faithfully,

Chris Bury

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Request For Information #660232

Dear Chris Bury

Request for Information – Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 

Thank you for contacting Worcestershire County Council.  I acknowledge
receipt of your request.

Your request is being considered and we will contact you within the
statutory 20 working day timescale from the date of receipt .

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team

Corporate Information Management Unit (CIMU)
Worcestershire County Council
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FOI Request Response

 
Dear Chris Bury

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST REGARDING: 
Enquiries relating to section 42 of the Care Act 2014.

We have completed our response to this Freedom of Information Request,
please see the letter attached for further information.

Yours sincerely,
Sue Whaile
 

Worcestershire County Council

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Dear Worcestershire County Council,

Thank you for the response.

Some of the figures quoted appear unreliable and obscure, can Worcestershire Council please clarify the use of the numerical figure '5' for item 2,4,5 and 6 separately?
(For example, if the figure '5' is used to obscure the resulting data from the public, can Worcestershire Council explain why this is?

Referring to point 7. Of the total enquiries taken (or instigated) under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, for providers other than The Priory Group and their staff or staff other than of The Priory Group, can Worcestershire Council clarify the number of individual sources and their types to reach the total figures quoted?

Regarding the Additional Comment and context
I am aware, The Care Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014, after being introduced on 9 May 2013, and came into force on 1 April 2015; with some elements coming into effect in April 2016.

My request referred to Priory Group locations in Worcestershire.
Although it is clear that the duty to ensure that an enquiry takes place lies with the Local Authority, The Care Act 2014 and its supporting Guidance are not prescriptive as to who should undertake an enquiry or how it should be conducted.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Bury

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Dear Chris Bury

Request for Information – Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 

Thank you for contacting Worcestershire County Council.  I acknowledge
receipt of your request.

Your request is being considered and we will contact you within the
statutory 20 working day timescale from the date of receipt .

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team

Corporate Information Management Unit (CIMU)
Worcestershire County Council
[Worcestershire County Council request email] 

This email address is not monitored , please do not reply

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

 

Worcestershire County Council

3 Atodiad

FOI Request Response

 
Dear Chris Bury

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST REGARDING: 
Some of the figures quoted appear unreliable and obscure, can
Worcestershire Council please clarify the use of the numerical figure '5'
for item 2,4,5 and 6 separately?
(For example, if the figure '5' is used to obscure the resulting data from
the public, can Worcestershire Council explain why this is?

Referring to point 7. Of the total enquiries taken (or instigated) under
Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, for providers other than The Priory Group
and their staff or staff other than of The Priory Group, can
Worcestershire Council clarify the number of individual sources and their
types to reach the total figures quoted?

Regarding the Additional Comment and context I am aware, The Care Act 2014
received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014, after being introduced on 9 May
2013, and came into force on 1 April 2015; with some elements coming into
effect in April 2016.

My request referred to Priory Group locations in Worcestershire.
Although it is clear that the duty to ensure that an enquiry takes place
lies with the Local Authority, The Care Act 2014 and its supporting
Guidance are not prescriptive as to who should undertake an enquiry or how
it should be conducted.

We have completed our response to this Freedom of Information Request,
please see the letter attached for further information.

Yours sincerely,
Sue Whaile
 

Worcestershire County Council

This email address is not monitored , please do not reply

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