Council DoLS Service Provision.

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

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Dear North Somerset 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

North Somerset Council

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Dear Sir/Madam
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request regarding 'Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards',
made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Your request has been allocated reference 1402696 and we will respond by
the 20th working day, which is on 6 June 2017.  Please quote this
reference in any correspondence with us relating to this matter.
Yours faithfully
Elsa Heath
Information Governance Assistant
North Somerset Council
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Dear Sir/Madam
Thank you for your request for information received on 8 May 2017.
Please find attached our response to your request, and please also accept
my apologies for the delay in our response.
Yours faithfully
Christine Coomber
Directorate Governance Co-ordinator
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01934 888 829
Email: [email address]
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