Council DoLS Service Provision.

A.G. Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Devon County Council

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Dear Devon County 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.) Total DoLS team budget for 2017-2018.
c.) 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 Mr Johnson

Freedom of Information Act 2000
Reference - 6039996

I am in receipt of your request for information relating to DoLS, which will be handled in accordance with your rights under the above legislation.  Your request has been passed to the Information Governance team to deal with in accordance with the Council’s Environmental Information Regulations and Freedom of Information Request Handling Policy.

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The Council will endeavour to provide you with a response to your request as soon as possible but incidentally by no later than 1 June 2017.

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely

Jenny Goodall
Information Governance Officer
Customer Relations & Information Governance Team
Devon County Council
Room 120, County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter, EX2 4QD
T: 01392 383000 (ask for Jenny Goodall)

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Dear A.G. Johnson

 

Freedom of information Act

Information Request: 6039996

 

I write further to your information request 6039996.  You were due under
the act to receive a response to your request by 1^st June 2017.

 

On behalf of Devon County Council I apologise for the delay with
responding to your request.  I am endeavouring to provide you with a full
response as soon as possible.  Should we encounter any further issues with
your request, we will of course keep you fully information.

Yours sincerely,

 

Caroline Hitchcock

Senior Information Governance Officer

 

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Dear A.G. Johnson

 

Freedom of information Act

Information Request: 6039996

 

I am in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

Once again I apologise on behalf of Devon County Council for the delay
sending this response to you.

 

Please find Devon County Council’s response  [1]attached here   

   

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Caroline Hitchcock

Senior Information Governance Officer

The Customer Relations & Information Governance Team

Room 120

County Hall

Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 383000 – Ask for Information Governance Team

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