Dear Hull City Council,

Please can you provide me the following:

1. Does the council have an agreement with Agencies or Anyone outside of the council to undertake DoLS or BIA Assessmsnets on behalf of the council
2. Please can you provide me with the name or names of organisations that are undertaking the assessments if applicable
3. How long the agreement is in place for if applicable
4. How much is the price of each assessment and the amount agreed on in total

Yours faithfully,

Alex Trimbee

Information Governance, Hull City Council

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Information Governance Team
Town Clerk's Service
Hull City Council
The Guildhall

 

Information Governance, Hull City Council

Dear Mr Trimbee

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001896/19

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 12
September 2019, please find our response below.

 

 

1. Does the council have an agreement with Agencies or Anyone outside of
the council to undertake DoLS or BIA Assessmsnets on behalf of the council

Yes, Hull City Council has 13 Independent Best Interest Assessors.

2. Please can you provide me with the name or names of organisations that
are undertaking the assessments if applicable

In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act, the
Council is required to inform you that the information you have requested
has not been provided and has been withheld due to the following
exemptions under the Act.

 

Section 40 – Personal Information

It is considered that this exemption under Section 40(2) of the Act
applies, namely that some of the information is personal information and
all personal details are protected under the Data Protection Act 2018
legislation.  The Council cannot disclose personal information where to do
so would breach any of the data protection principles.  We have contacted
the independent BIA’s for consent to disclose their details and we have
listed the ones that have given permission below.  The remaining 9 BIA’s
not disclosed either have not given their consent to disclose or have not
responded to us.  Therefore in this case, the Council believes there is
not sufficient justification to release the information.

 

-       Elvis Jeremiah Spiritage Social Care   

-       Paula Ashton, ASHTON ASSESSORS LIMITED

-       AW Social work Limited

-       Kenneth Eades

 

3. How long the agreement is in place for if applicable

This is a rolling agreement.

4. How much is the price of each assessment and the amount agreed on in
total

£200 per assessment.

 

 

We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact
us. 

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [1][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

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may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF

 

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most cases we will permit use and re-use in accordance with The Open
Government Licence which can be found at
[5]www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Officer

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

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