Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Dear Lancashire 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 01/01/2020 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, Lancashire County Council

Hello,
Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)
We are writing to acknowledge receipt of your enquiry of 17/03/2021. In which you request the disclosure of information.
We can confirm that your enquiry will now be assigned to an officer who will commence a search for the information you require, and they will respond in due course. The deadline date for issuing you with a full response is 16/03/2021. We will endeavour to provide a response well in advance of this date, however, should we envisage any delays, or require more details from you, we will contact you immediately.
If you have any queries about the above, please do not hesitate to contact us, quoting ref 995.327 (AA3)
Please note that due to the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic the County Council's resources are being diverted to cover critical functions and some employees have had to make changes to their usual working arrangements. This means that, despite our best efforts, there may be a delay in issuing our response to you. We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience but we trust you understand that, in the current crisis, it is inevitable that some delays may be experienced.
Yours sincerely,

On behalf of the Information Governance Team
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78
County Hall
Preston
PR1 8XJ

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