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Dear Sir/Madam,

I hope you are having a pleasant morning.

I would kindly like to be supplied with anonymised/blank/draft copies of the following under the FOIA 2000:

- Child In Need Assessment and Plan,

- Looked After Child Assessment and Plan (including appendix such as a plan covering a child's personal education whilst in care and feed as part of the overall plan),

- Young Carer's Assessment and Plan,

- Adult Carer's Assessment and Support Plan,

- Joint Adult Disabled Person and Carer's Assessment and Plan,

- NHS Funded Assessment and Care Plan (e.g. for Continuing Care) which you may possess,

- Section 117 Care assessment and plan,

- Any reassessment documents which may be completed for each of the above to be used for example when a client's needs may change,

- Written fees charging policy,

- Written social services complaints policy and

- Resources Allocation System Protocol (i.e. how clients needs are calculated to reach an indicative/actual amount that social services will be likely to allocate, not to be confused direct payments per say).

I hope you could provide a copy of your written FOIA procedure or inform me where I might find this, say on your website. Also I would appreciate it if you would inform me prior to disclosing any documents, if you are to exercise a need for payment.

I envisage to read your detailed response within twenty working days.

Yours faithfully,

Akib.

Dudley Triggers, Dudley Council

Dear Akib,

Freedom Of Information Act 2000 - Information Request DMBCIR:15805
Description : Children and Adults Assessment Plans

I acknowledge your request for information received on 2017-08-16
08:35:00.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days (Freedom of
Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations) or 40 calendar
days (Data Protection access requests).

For your information, the Acts and Regulations define a number of
exemptions which 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 may not be released. In some
circumstances the decision to release information, or not, will be based
on a public interest test. You will be advised of any considerations,
subsequent decisions and 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,
including your rights of appeal.

Unless otherwise requested 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 be 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
Governance Officer at Dudley MBC, The Council House, Dudley, West
Midlands, DY1 1HF, telephone 01384 818181, e-mail
[Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council request email] .

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information/Environmental Information requests will be subject to
copyright protection. In most cases the copyright will be owned by Dudley
MBC. The copyright in other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated in the information itself. You are free to use
any information supplied for your own use, including for non-commercial
research purposes. The information may also be used for the purposes of
news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example, by
publishing the information or issuing copies to the public will require
the permission of the copyright owner.

For information where the copyright is owned by the Council details of the
conditions on re-use can be found on our website at www.dudley.gov.uk.

For information where the copyright is owned by another person or
organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their
permission.

Yours sincerely,

The Information Governance Team
Council House
Priory Road
Dudley
West Midlands
DY1 1HF
[Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council request email]

Information Governance, Dudley Council

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Our ref: Service:   Direct Line: Date:
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RFI 15805 Corporate Information Governance Team 01384 816956  
 
 

 
 
 
Akib
 
 
Dear Akib
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request 15805
 
Your request for information received on 16/08/2017 has now been
considered and the information requested is detailed below and attached.
 
Please note, in order to print off many of the forms, we have had to enter
person details.  These are entirely fictitious, and do not relate to any
individual.
 
- Child In Need Assessment and Plan,
 
Please see attached Children in Need Plan and Child/Young Person’s
Assessment document
 
- Looked After Child Assessment and Plan (including appendix such as a
plan covering a child's personal education whilst in care and feed as part
of the overall plan),
The Assessment part of this would be a Child Young Person’s Assessment and
the same output as above. The Plan part would be the same report template
as above.
 
Please see attached LAC Care Plan
 
- Young Carer's Assessment and Plan
 
We commission a third party charity (Spurgeon’s) to carry out the
assessment.
 
- Adult Carer's Assessment and Support Plan,
Please see attached.
 
 
- Joint Adult Disabled Person and Carer's Assessment and Plan,
Please see above.
 
- NHS Funded Assessment and Care Plan (e.g. for Continuing Care) which you
may possess,
 
Information not held.

- Section 117 Care assessment and plan,
 
As Charging Policy.

- Any reassessment documents which may be completed for each of the above
to be used for example when a client's needs may change,
Reassessments would be the normal assessment and report either updated
from a review or a new assessment added. The outputs would be the same as
an assessment.
- Written fees charging policy,
 
The charging policy has been superseded by the Care Act regulations. 
Please see attached.
- Written social services complaints policy
 
Please see attached two separate documents, one for Adults and one for
Children’s Services.
 
- Resources Allocation System Protocol (i.e. how clients needs are
calculated to reach an indicative/actual amount that social services will
be likely to allocate, not to be confused direct payments per say).
 
It is possible that to confirm or deny that the requested information is
held, or to provide the information if it is held, may not be in the
public interest.  I am currently assessing this.
 
The Freedom of Information Act obliges the Council to respond to requests
promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days after receiving
your request.  However, when a qualified exemption applies to the
information and the public interest test is engaged, the Act allows the
time for response to be longer than 20 working days, and a full response
must be provided within such time as is reasonable in all circumstances of
the case.  The Council does, of course, aim to make all decisions within
20 working days.  In this case, however, I have not yet reached a decision
on where the balance of the public interest lies.
 
It is anticipated that this will require an additional 10 working days to
process. If this timescale needs to be revised you will be advised as to
the reasons and provided with a revised timescale.
 
The specific exemption which applies in relation to your request is:
Section 43 (Commercially Sensitive)
I hope you could provide a copy of your written FOIA procedure or inform
me where I might find this, say on your website. Also I would appreciate
it if you would inform me prior to disclosing any documents, if you are to
exercise a need for payment.
 
Please see attached
 
 
If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.
 
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a comment or complaint, or request a review of
the decision, you should write to the Freedom of Information Officer at
Dudley MBC, The Council House, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HF, telephone
0300 555 2345, e-mail [2][Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council request email]. 
 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by Dudley MBC.
 
The Information Commissioner may be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
 
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF
Telephone:   01625 545 700
[3]www.ico.org.uk
 
Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Dudley MBC. The copyright in
other information may be owned by another person or organisation, as
indicated in the information itself. You are free to use any information
supplied for your own use, including for non-commercial research purposes.
The information may also be used for the purposes of news reporting.
However, any other type of re-use, for example, by publishing the
information or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of
the copyright owner.
 
For information where the copyright is owned by the Council details of
the conditions on re-use can be found on our website at
[4]www.dudley.gov.uk.
 
For information where the copyright is owned by another person or
organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their
permission.
 
 
 
Nina Meredith
Information Governance Officer
ICT Services, Corporate Information Governance Team
Transformation & Performance
Tel: (01384) 816956
 
 
 
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15805 Corporate Information Governance 01384 816956 25 September 2017
Team

 
 
 
Akib
 
 
Dear Akib
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request 15805
 
Your request for information received on 16/08/2017 has now been
considered and it is not possible to meet your request.
 
After careful consideration of all the relevant factors and the provisions
of the legislation, it is considered that disclosure of this information
is not in the public interest.
 
- Resources Allocation System Protocol (i.e. how clients needs are
calculated to reach an indicative/actual amount that social services will
be likely to allocate, not to be confused direct payments per say) have
been exempted on Section 43 (2) - Commercial Interests grounds.
 
This Commercial Interest exemption applies because disclosure of the
information requested would, or would be likely to prejudice the
commercial interests of the Council. 
 
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this letter acts as
a Public Interest Refusal Notice.
 
There is a general public interest in the disclosure of commercial
information in order to ensure:
 
·       that there is transparency in the accountability of public funds;
·       that public money is being used effectively, and that departments
are getting value for money when purchasing goods and services;
·       that departments' commercial activities, including the procurement
process are conducted in an open and honest way; and
·       that business can respond better to government opportunities.
 
However, the overriding reasons why the public interest favoured
withholding the information in this case were:
 
Public interest would be in the most efficient way of allocating resources
based on actual real and presenting needs. Reduced availability of social
care support through increased budgetary pressure would not be in the
greater public interest
 
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this letter acts as
a Public Interest Refusal Notice.
 
I apologise that your request will not be met but if you have any further
information needs in the future then please contact me.
 
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a comment or complaint, or request a review of
the decision, you should write to the Freedom of Information Officer at
Dudley MBC, The Council House, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HF, telephone
0300 555 2345, e-mail [2][Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council request email]. 
 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by Dudley MBC.
 
The Information Commissioner may be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF
Telephone:   01625 545 700
[3]www.ico.org.uk
 
 
 
Nina Meredith
Information Governance Officer
ICT Services, Corporate Information Governance Team
Transformation & Performance
Tel: (01384) 816956
 
 
 
This Email and any attachments contains confidential information and is
intended solely for the individual to whom it is addressed. If this Email
has been misdirected, please notify the author as soon as possible. If
this email has a protective marking of OFFICIAL – SENSITIVE, PROTECT or
RESTRICTED in its title or contents, the information within must be
subject to appropriate safeguards to protect against unauthorised or
unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction or damage.
OFFICIAL – SENSITIVE, PROTECT and RESTRICTED information should only be
further shared where there is a legitimate need. If you are not the
intended recipient you must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely
on any of the information contained, and all copies must be deleted
immediately. Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any
software viruses, any attachments to this e-mail may nevertheless contain
viruses which our anti- virus software has failed to identify. You should
therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any
documents. Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council will not accept any
liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any
attachment or other document supplied with this e-mail.

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