Request for IMCA statistics for 2018/2019

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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.

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

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Dear K Huijbers

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

RFI-5679

 

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

 

Your request for information regarding Independent Mental Capacity
Advocacy statistics (IMCA) has now been considered and our response is as
follows:

1) 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

Unfortunately it is not possible to identify this data as it is not held
centrally within the council. Pohwer is the Advocacy provider who should
be able to supply the above information as they are the advocacy provider
within Buckinghamshire.

 

2) 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:.
Please refer to the table below.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|39A DoLS process |11  Pohwer, 6 by external |17|
| |providers | |
|-----------------------------------+---------------------------------+--|
|39C |0 |0 |
|-----------------------------------+---------------------------------+--|
|39D |21 Pohwer, 1 external provider |22|
|-----------------------------------+---------------------------------+--|
|Paid Relevant persons |45 pohwer, 10 external providers.|55|
|representative ( RPR)  | | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

3) 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?

We would look to record the data regarding IMCA referrals in the future
centrally but as previously stated Pohwer currently hold that information.

4) 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?

After seeking advice, we would consider publishing the data

 

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Joanna Kelly

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for the information, could you please clarify who the external providers are that you refer to in your response?

thank you so much

Yours sincerely,

K. Huijbers

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