This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards'.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr P T Read 
Customer Relations Team 
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Plymouth City Council 
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Plymouth, PL1 3BJ 
 
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www.plymouth.gov.uk 
Please ask for: the Information Access Officer 
 
Date: 6 March 2019 
My Ref: 906410 
Your Ref:  
 
 
Dear Mr Read 
 
Freedom of Information Request - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Contract 
 
I am writing regarding your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, 
dated 20 February 2019. I am pleased to tell you that we do hold most of the information you have 
requested and I attach our response. 
 
Please note that the information supplied can mostly be re-used in accordance with the Open 
Government Licence. The council should be acknowledged as the source of the information, but 
copyright is maintained for all photographs and third party contributions to the information supplied. 
For further details see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open%2Dgovernment%2Dlicence/. 
 
If you wish to discuss this letter or the information provided please contact the Information Access 
Officer using the contact details above. If you are unhappy with the way your request for information 
has been handled you can request a review by writing to the Information Access Officer stating the 
reason(s). Following the review, if you remain unhappy with the way your request for information has 
been handled you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website: 
https://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/ or by writing to: 
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. 
 
Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the Information 
Commissioners Office website: http://www.ico.org.uk.  
 
We also have information available on our website:  
https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/aboutcouncil/accessinformation/freedominformationfoi 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
 
Anna Coles 
Director of Integrated Commissioning (Interim) 
Strategic Co-operative Commissioning 
 

Freedom of Information Request 906410 
Received 20 February 2019 
 
 
Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act: 
 
Q1. Does the council have a current contract or framework agreement in place for suppliers to 
undertake DoLS assessments or BIA assessments on behalf of the council? 
A1. Yes, the Council contracts out its Social Care assessment activity which includes 
DoLS and BIA. 
 
Q2. Please provide the name(s) of the organisations providing these services under these such 
agreements 
A2. Livewell Southwest CiC 
 
Q3. Please confirm the start and finish date for any such agreement? 
A3. The start date was 1 April 2015 and the arrangement ends on 31 March 2020 
 
Q4. Please provide the monetary value applied to any such agreement? 
A4. The contract does not separate out costs specifically for DoLS  
 
Q5. Please provide the spot purchase price the council pays directly to BIA assessors to undertake 
DoLS and BIA assessments?  
A5. Not applicable