Council DoLS Service Provision.

A.G. Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

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The request was refused by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Dear Redcar and Cleveland Borough 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.) Price paid per BIA assessment.
c.) Price paid per Mental Health Assessment for DoLS.
d.) Total DoLS team budget for 2017-2018.
e.) 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

Information Security, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

FOI request - Ref FOI/17/0440

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your request for information.

I have asked the relevant officers of the Authority to commence enquiries immediately to find all applicable information relating to your request under the FOI Act and to supply any which is found to you.

Your request has to be processed within a maximum of 20 working days, which means the Council must provide you with the information it has (assuming no exemptions are claimed) by 07/06/2017. If it is possible to provide you with the information within a shorter timescale then that will be done.

Should you have any queries about this matter please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

FOI Officer

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Blackett, Neil, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

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Neil Blackett

Complaints & Information Governance Officer

People Services

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council


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