Referrals for Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

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Dear FOI manager,

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, Wiltshire Council

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your request for information dated 19 July 2018.

Your request is being handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined within the legislation which means you will hear from us on or before 17 August 2018.

Kind regards,

Kyle McCormack
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road
Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

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FOI, Wiltshire Council

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Dear K Huijbers

Please see the attached response to your request for information.

Yours sincerely


David Sausins
Information Governance Officer | Corporate Services & Digital | Wiltshire Council | Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN | Tel: 01249 709558 | Email: [email address] | Web:

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