Advocacy for people with a learning disability or autism

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Kate Mercer Training

Dear Sheffield City Council,

We are working on a funded review of advocacy for people with a learning disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospitals.

Part of this review is to find out what advocacy is being commissioned and delivered across England.

We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information about your local area:

1. Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned to deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:
1.1 Independent Mental Health Advocacy
1.2 Advocacy under the Care Act
1.3 Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)

2. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could include self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy).

2.1 children and young people who have a learning disability or autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR process)
2.2 adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR process)
2.2 children and young people who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.3 adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.4 where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other restrictive practice)

3. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children, young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.

4. Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA service between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.

Thank you for your help. This information will be used to inform the review findings and influence decisions on how to improve the impact of advocacy.

Yours faithfully,

Kate Mercer

FOI, Sheffield City Council

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Dear Kate Mercer,
 
Thank you for your request for information relating to advocacy for people
with a learning disability or autism which we received on 08/10/2021.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request and will be dealt
with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
Please be aware that Sheffield City Council’s response to the global
COVID-19 pandemic has led to a reduction in resources across the Council,
meaning that we are currently dealing with a backlog of requests.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 states that we must respond to you
within 20 working days, by 05/11/2021, but we kindly ask for your patience
as we anticipate that there may be a delay in some cases. Please do not
hesitate to contact us at the email address below if you have any queries.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [1][Sheffield City Council request email]
 
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: K. Huijbers <[FOI #798337 email]>
Sent: 08 October 2021 13:49
To: FOI <[Sheffield City Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Advocacy for people with a
learning disability or autism
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
We are working on a funded review of advocacy for people with a learning
disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health,
learning disability or autism specialist hospitals. 
 
Part of this review is to find out what advocacy is being commissioned and
delivered across England.
 
We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information
about your local area:
 
1.       Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned
to deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:
1.1     Independent Mental Health Advocacy
1.2     Advocacy under the Care Act
1.3     Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)
 
2.      Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission
to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could
include self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy). 
 
2.1     children and young people who have a learning disability or autism
in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or
through the C(E)TR process)
2.2     adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the
community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the
C(E)TR process)
2.2     children and young people who have a learning disability or autism
who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.3     adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in
inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.4     where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other
restrictive practice)
 
3.      Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission
to deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children,
young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.
 
4.       Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or
autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA service
between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.
 
Thank you for your help.  This information will be used to inform the
review findings and influence decisions on how to improve the impact of
advocacy.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Kate Mercer
 
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FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear Kate Mercer,
 
Thank you for your request for information relating to advocacy for people
with a learning disability or autism which we received on 08/10/2021.
 
Sheffield City Council’s response to your request is set out below:
 
Due to absence and sickness we have been unable to produce a response to
the questions relating to children’s services. The response to these
questions will follow as soon as possible.
 

 1. Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned to
deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:

 

 1. Independent Mental Health Advocacy
 2. Advocacy under the Care Act
 3. Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)

 

* Sheffield Advocacy Hub

 

 2. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to
deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could
include self-advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy). 

 

 4. Children and young people who have a learning disability or autism in
the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or
through the C(E)TR process)

 

* Response to follow

 

 5. Adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the community
(for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR
process)

 

* Sheffield Advocacy Hub

 

 6. Children and young people who have a learning disability or autism who
are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)

 

* Response to follow

 

 7. Adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient
settings (informal or formal patients)

 

* Sheffield Advocacy Hub

 

 8. Where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other restrictive
practice)

 
Sheffield Advocacy Hub would provide advocacy support if the individual
meets the following criteria:
 

* Learning disability
* Detained under the Mental Health Act (except under short-term sections
4, 5, 135 and 136)
* Subject to a Community Treatment Order
* Subject to guardianship
* Being considered for S57 or S58A treatment, or Electro-Convulsive
Therapy

 

 3. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to
deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children,
young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.

 

* Response to follow

 

 4. Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or
autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA
service between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.

 

* We do not hold the information concerning only those detained
previously under the Mental Health Act

 
 
If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
The information provided in this response is available for re-use under
the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0. The terms of the OGL can be
found [1]here. When re-using the information, Sheffield City Council
requires you to include the following attribution statement: “Contains
public sector information obtained from Sheffield City Council and
licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.”
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed. You can ask for an
internal review by replying to this email. Internal review requests should
be submitted within 40 working days from the date of this response.
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see
[2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...
for further details.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [3][Sheffield City Council request email]
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: Spencer Furniss (CEX) On Behalf Of FOI
Sent: 11 October 2021 11:03
To: K. Huijbers <[FOI #798337 email]>
Subject: Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI /
2021-22-0847
 
 
Dear Kate Mercer,
 
Thank you for your request for information relating to advocacy for people
with a learning disability or autism which we received on 08/10/2021.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request and will be dealt
with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
Please be aware that Sheffield City Council’s response to the global
COVID-19 pandemic has led to a reduction in resources across the Council,
meaning that we are currently dealing with a backlog of requests.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 states that we must respond to you
within 20 working days, by 05/11/2021, but we kindly ask for your patience
as we anticipate that there may be a delay in some cases. Please do not
hesitate to contact us at the email address below if you have any queries.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [4][Sheffield City Council request email]
 
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: K. Huijbers <[5][FOI #798337 email]>
Sent: 08 October 2021 13:49
To: FOI <[6][Sheffield City Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Advocacy for people with a
learning disability or autism
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
We are working on a funded review of advocacy for people with a learning
disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health,
learning disability or autism specialist hospitals. 
 
Part of this review is to find out what advocacy is being commissioned and
delivered across England.
 
We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information
about your local area:
 
1.       Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned
to deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:
1.1     Independent Mental Health Advocacy
1.2     Advocacy under the Care Act
1.3     Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)
 
2.      Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission
to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could
include self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy). 
 
2.1     children and young people who have a learning disability or autism
in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or
through the C(E)TR process)
2.2     adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the
community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the
C(E)TR process)
2.2     children and young people who have a learning disability or autism
who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.3     adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in
inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.4     where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other
restrictive practice)
 
3.      Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission
to deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children,
young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.
 
4.       Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or
autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA service
between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.
 
Thank you for your help.  This information will be used to inform the
review findings and influence decisions on how to improve the impact of
advocacy.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Kate Mercer
 
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FOI, Sheffield City Council

 
Dear Kate Mercer,
 
Thank you for your request for information relating to advocacy for people
with a learning disability or autism which we received on 08/10/2021.
 
Please find Sheffield City Council’s response to your request set out
below:
 

 1. Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned to
deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:

 

 1. Independent Mental Health Advocacy
 1. Advocacy under the Care Act
 1. Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)

 
Sheffield Advocacy Hub
 

 2. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to
deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could
include self-advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy). 

 
Sheffield City Council,   Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Information and Advice Service (SENDIAS).
 

 4. Children and young people who have a learning disability or autism in
the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or
through the C(E)TR process)

 
No, we don’t commission specifically for this cohort but we do have
advocates for children. We have 3 key workers who are managed within
commissioning who support families to prevent children going into TIER 4
beds.
 

 5. Adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the community
(for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the C(E)TR
process)

 
Sheffield Advocacy Hub
 

 6. Children and young people who have a learning disability or autism who
are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)

 
See response to 2.1
 

 7. Adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in inpatient
settings (informal or formal patients)

 
Sheffield Advocacy Hub
 

 8. Where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other restrictive
practice)

 
Sheffield Advocacy Hub would provide advocacy support if the individual
meets the following criteria:
 

* Learning disability
* Detained under the Mental Health Act (except under short-term sections
4, 5, 135 and 136)
* Subject to a Community Treatment Order
* Subject to guardianship
* Being considered for S57 or S58A treatment, or Electro-Convulsive
Therapy

 

 3. Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission to
deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children,
young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.

 
SCC contract / the service covers young people aged 16 plus who are under
section by providing IMHAs – Independent Mental Health Advocates.
 

 4. Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or
autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA
service between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.

 
We do not hold the information concerning only those detained previously
under the Mental Health Act
 
If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
The information provided in this response is available for re-use under
the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0. The terms of the OGL can be
found [1]here. When re-using the information, Sheffield City Council
requires you to include the following attribution statement: “Contains
public sector information obtained from Sheffield City Council and
licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.”
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed. You can ask for an
internal review by replying to this email. Internal review requests should
be submitted within 40 working days from the date of this response.
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see
[2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...
for further details.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [3][Sheffield City Council request email]
 
_____________________________________________
From: K. Huijbers <[4][FOI #798337 email]>
Sent: 08 October 2021 13:49
To: FOI <[5][Sheffield City Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Advocacy for people with a
learning disability or autism
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
We are working on a funded review of advocacy for people with a learning
disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health,
learning disability or autism specialist hospitals. 
 
Part of this review is to find out what advocacy is being commissioned and
delivered across England.
 
We would be very grateful if you could tell us the following information
about your local area:
 
1.       Please tell us the name of the organisation/s who is commissioned
to deliver the following types of statutory independent advocacy:
1.1     Independent Mental Health Advocacy
1.2     Advocacy under the Care Act
1.3     Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (including DoLS)
 
2.      Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission
to deliver any type of advocacy for the following groups. (This could
include self advocacy support, community advocacy, peer advocacy). 
 
2.1     children and young people who have a learning disability or autism
in the community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or
through the C(E)TR process)
2.2     adults who have a learning disability and or autism in the
community (for instance to prevent admission to hospital, or through the
C(E)TR process)
2.2     children and young people who have a learning disability or autism
who are in inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.3     adults who have a learning disability or autism who are in
inpatient settings (informal or formal patients)
2.4     where a person is in segregation (or subject to any other
restrictive practice)
 
3.      Please tell us the name of any organisation(s) that you commission
to deliver any type of advocacy to support parents or carers of children,
young people or adults who have a learning disability and or autism.
 
4.       Please tell us how many people with a learning disability and or
autism who were detained under the Mental Health Act used the IMHA service
between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.
 
Thank you for your help.  This information will be used to inform the
review findings and influence decisions on how to improve the impact of
advocacy.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Kate Mercer
 
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