Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Under the FOI Act, please could you provide the following information:

1. When a Safeguarding referral is made, is it Policy to contact the person assumed to be at risk so that:
(a) they are aware a safeguarding referral has been made
(b) they can give their 'Consent to share medical information' when you contact their GP and / or others involved in their care?
(c) they can be assessed for a full risk assessment if they choose to, providing they have mental capacity?

2. What specific questions would you be asking the person's GP and / or others involved in their care?

3. If the person's GP, for instance, does not have up to date information on their patient's mental health, is it Policy to contact others involved in the patient's care who may have up to date information?

4. What other information might you provide to the person's GP and / or others involved in their care and what measures are put into place to ensure information provided by you is not misleading, false or discredits the person assumed to be at risk? For instance, subjective opinions have the potential to cause serious harm to a person already assumed to be at risk and vulnerable.

I look forward to receiving your response within the timeline guidelines and to providing separate answers to each question asked.

Yours faithfully,

David Andrews

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

For the purpose of clarity, I am asking about a Safeguarding Referral made by a public body, and not a referral made by the 'person assumed to be at risk' family members.

Yours faithfully,

David Andrews

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Andrews,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 28 August 2019.

Your request will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Authorities are required to respond promptly to requests and in any event within 20 working days following the date of receipt. In your case we calculate this to be by 25 September 2019. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours Sincerely,

Business Services Assistant
Access 2 Information Team
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

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Dear Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy),

Dear Derbyshire Council,

It is the 25th September and I would have expected a reply from you by today. Please could you respond with answers to my questions as soon as possible and if not, your reasons why and when I can expect a response.

Yours sincerely,

David Andrews

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Derbyshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults at Risk'.

My request has been delayed and, by law, you should normally have responded promptly and by no later than 25 September 2019.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

David Andrews

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Andrews,

I refer to your request for a review received on 27 September 2019.

I have passed this on to the reviewing officer who will consider the Council’s response to your request for information.

The reviewing officer will provide the review within 20 working days and by 25 October 2019.

However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours sincerely,

Business Services Assistant
Access 2 Information Team
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

Tel: 01629 539336

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Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Mr Andrews,

 

Please find attached the response to the Internal Review which was
requested on 27 September 2019.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Julia Pearson

Business Services Assistant

Access 2 Information Team

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall

Matlock

DE4 3AG

 

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