Number of referrals to IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy)

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Dear Plymouth City Council,

I hope you might be able to help me with the request for information below. If you have the information to hand for tax year 2016/2017 as well as 2017/2018 I would appreciate both data sets if it is possible, otherwise just 2016/2017 is fine.

Please could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to deliver Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)?

If you hold data on the number of referrals made in the year 2016/2017 please could you provide information on how many times an IMCA was instructed in each decision:

i. Long term Change of Accommodation
ii. Serious Medical Treatment
iii. Review of the Accommodation decisions
iv. Safeguarding

b) If you hold data on the number of referrals made in 2016/2017, please could you provide information on how many times an IMCA DoLS was instructed within each of these:

i. 39A DoLS process
ii. 39C DoLS process
iii. 39D DoLS process.

If you hold data on the number of challenges to decisions (formal complaints and s21A applications to Court of Protection) under the MCA made by IMCAs please could you provide these numbers for 2016/2017 as well?

If you do not hold this information could you kindly tell me who does?

Thank you for your help,

Yours faithfully,

K. Huijbers

FOI People, Plymouth City Council

Dear K Huijbers

My Ref: 900626

Thank you for your request for information about IMCA referrals. Your request was received on 21 June 2018 and is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Hayley Stevens
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FOI People, Plymouth City Council

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Dear K Huijbers

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind Regards

Hayley Stevens
Information Access Officer
T +441752398169

E [email address]

www.plymouth.gov.uk

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