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A.G. Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire County Council

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Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1 - How many assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were conducted during the period 01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017 by the following:

a.) Council employed Best Interest Assessors.
b.) Independent Best Interest Assessors (not employed directly by the Local Authority).
c.) Mental Health Assessors.
d.) Assessments allocated to 3rd part recruitment agency contracts.

2- Total budget spend on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards from 01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017, broken down to include:

a.) The total council spend on DoLS assessments split between employed Best Interest Assessors, Independent Best Interest Assessors, Mental Health Assessors and/or recruitment agencies for the period 01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017
b.) Total DoLS team budget for 2017-2018.
c.) Details of the current DoLS team members by name / job title and number of qualified Best Interest Assessors working in your local authority. Please include contact details for the current MCA/DoLS Service lead and DoLS team manager.

Yours faithfully,

A.G. Johnson

North Yorkshire County Council

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Sent on behalf of Tony Law Head of Performance and Intelligence

Dear A.G Johnson

Further to your Freedom of Information request please find below our
response to your questions:

1 - How many assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were
conducted during the period 01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017 by the following:

 

a.) Council employed Best Interest Assessors. 2561

b.) Independent Best Interest Assessors (not employed directly by the
Local Authority). 884

c.) Mental Health Assessors. 5019

d.) Assessments allocated to 3rd part recruitment agency contracts. 1579

 

2- Total budget spend on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards from
01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017, broken down to include:

 

a.) The total council spend on DoLS assessments split between

employed Best Interest Assessors, the cost can’t be disaggregated as it is
part of the workers overall pay

Independent Best Interest Assessors - @£265,200-

, Mental Health Assessors and/or -@ £1,005, 800-

recruitment agencies for the period 01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017 - @£552,650-

Further costs accrued re the use of IMCA'S paid Relevant Persons
Representatives.

 

b.) Total DoLS team budget for 2017-2018. £1700,000

 

c.) Details of the current DoLS team members by name / job title

 

Sylvie Barrett MCA/DoLS Service lead

Claire Webster DoLS team manager.

 

 

Number of qualified Best Interest Assessors working in your local
authority. 47

 

Yours sincerely

Tony Law Head of Performance and Intelligence

 

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