Council DoLS Service Provision.

A.G. Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Bournemouth Borough Council

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Dear Bournemouth 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

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Michael Lynton, Bournemouth Borough Council

Dear AG Johnson,

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information received on 10th May 2017.

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A response will be made within 20 working days (7th June 2017), either supplying you with the information which you have asked for, or explaining why we cannot supply it. If we need any further clarification we will contact you.

Yours sincerely

Mike Lynton
Senior Business Support Officer
Statutory Services Team
Adult Social Care
Telephone: 01202 451657
E-mail: [email address]
Fax: 01202 458931

From: A.G. Johnson [mailto:[FOI #405390 email]]
Sent: 08 May 2017 15:14
To: Enquiries CED <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Council DoLS Service Provision.

Dear Bournemouth 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

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Yours sincerely

Mike Lynton
Senior Business Support Officer
Statutory Services Team
Adult Social Care
Telephone: 01202 451657
E-mail: [email address]
Fax: 01202 458931

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