Request for IMCA statistics for 2018/2019

K. Huijbers made this Freedom of Information request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 17 authorities

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Dear freedom of information manager,

I am writing to see if you might be able to help me with the following request for information. Please note this is a new and separate request from an earlier request for similar information on different timescales.

Could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to deliver Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) in the period April 2018 to March 2019?

If you hold data on the number of IMCA referrals made to you in the year 2018/19. (preferably from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify) 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
iv. Safeguarding

b) If you hold data on the number of times an advocate was instructed from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify) 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

I would also be very grateful if you could tell me how many times a paid RPR was instructed in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 or any other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify.

If you do not hold the data for the above could you kindly tell me who does?

If you are not recording this data at present could you please tell me if you plan to start to record this data in the next 12 months?

The 'What Do They Know' suggestions for good practice recommended that organisations make this kind of information publicly available on their own website, would you consider doing this in the future?

Thank you so much for your help with this request,

Kind regards,

K. Huijbers

InformationRights, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear K. Huijbers,

Request for Information Reference - K. Huijbers-30/07/2019-NS

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 25 July 2019.

In accordance with provisions within Freedom of Information Act 2000 the council will respond to your request within 20 working days, saying whether we have the information that you want, and if there will be any charges.

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will tell you why. If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do so quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely

Naiyar Sultana
Assistant Assurance Officer

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Huijbers,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI-0113-19

 

Further to your request for information about IMCA statistics for
2018/2019, I can tell you the following:

 

1) Could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to deliver
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) in the period April 2018 to
March 2019?

Walsall Councils IMCA providers for April 18-March 19 were POHWER , also a
few out of borough IMCAs were carried out by Assist

2) If you hold data on the number of IMCA referrals made to you in the
year 2018/19. (preferably from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, or any other
12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify) 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
iv. Safeguarding

Walsall Council do not currently hold data on this. However we are
intending to record more data around IMCA services going forward. 

3) If you hold data on the number of times an advocate was instructed from
1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (or any other 12 month period within 2018/19
you could specify) please could you provide information on how many times
an IMCA DoLS was instructed within each of these:

i. 39A DoLS process - 25
ii. 39C DoLS process - 0
iii. 39D DoLS process - 5

4) I would also be very grateful if you could tell me how many times a
paid RPR was instructed in the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 or any
other 12 month period within 2018/19 you could specify. - 18 

5) If you do not hold the data for the above could you kindly tell me who
does? - As detailed in question 2, Walsall council do not collate
information on the number of IMCA Referrals. This is held by our
provider. 

6) If you are not recording this data at present could you please tell me
if you plan to start to record this data in the next 12 months? - Please
see question 2

7) The 'What Do They Know' suggestions for good practice recommended that
organisation make this kind of information publicly available on their own
website, would you consider doing this in the future?

The council are planning for a review its FOI, Open Data and Transparency
processes. This will include considering a raft of data sets for possible
routine publication, however at this stage we are not able to confirm what
they will be.

 

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Yours sincerely,

James Sparrock

 

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

thank you for the information,

Yours faithfully,

K. Huijbers