Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Dear Knowsley Metropolitan Borough 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 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020 by each of the following:
a.) Council employed Best Interest Assessors
b.) Independent Best Interest Assessors (not employed directly by the Council)
c.) Mental Health Assessors
d.) Assessments allocated to 3rd party service providers for completion

2- Please provide the total spend on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments between 01/01/2020 and 31/12/2020, on each of the following:
a.) Employed Best Interest Assessors
b.) Independent Best Interest Assessors
c.) Mental Health Assessors
d.) 3rd party service providers

3 – What is the standard price paid per BIA assessment
4 – What is the standard price paid per Mental Health Assessment for DoLS
5 - Please provide the name of the local DoLS Lead or Team Manager

Yours faithfully,

Rose Smith

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you for your email received on 17 March 2021 requesting information about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

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Customer Liaison Team
Knowsley Council
Archway Road
L36 9UX

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Customer Liaison Team
Knowsley Council
Archway Road
L36 9UX

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