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A.G. Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Southampton City Council

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Dear Southampton City 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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Dear A.G Johnson,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 09/05/2017.
It has been determined that you have requested the following information:

 

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.

 

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Dear Mr Johnson

 

Please find attached Southampton City Council’s response to your FOI
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Kind Regards

 

 

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