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Council DoLS Service Provision.

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Dear Manchester 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

Manchester City Council

Dear A.G. Johnson

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: ASC/AM7CZK

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Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
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Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA

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Dear Manchester 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

Please find attached a response to your information request.

(See attached file: AM7CZK (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards)FINAL.docx)

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Uttley
Service Lead (Safeguarding Adults)
Children and Families Directorate

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