Dear St Helens 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

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

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content is safe. Dear St Helens 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 b . What is the standard price paid per BIA assessment 4 b .
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
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Please see attached the reponse to your FOI. 

Thank you

David Westlake

Head of Social Work Later Life 

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