Dear Plymouth 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

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear A G Johnson

My Ref: 890123

Thank you for your request for information about DoLS Assessments. Your request was received on 9 May 2017 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Council will seek to provide the information you have requested within 20 working days, that is by 7 June 2017 and it will be provided by email or hard copy, depending how you made your request and how the information is held. 

Information is usually provided free of charge but in some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will inform you.  A fees notice will be issued to you and you will be required to pay this before we proceed with your request.

Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the Information Commissioners Office website: https://ico.org.uk/.

Plymouth City Council also has information available on our website: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/home/council/...

If you cannot find the information you require please contact me using the contact details below.

Yours sincerely

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
T +441752398169

E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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FOI People, Plymouth City Council

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Dear A G Johnson

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind Regards

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
T +441752398169

E [email address]

www.plymouth.gov.uk

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