S42 Safeguarding Enquiry (Herefordshire Council)

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Dear Herefordshire Council,

1. Between February 2015 to February 2019 how many enquiries have been taken (or instigated) by Herefordshire Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, in response to indications of abuse or neglect reported by concerned family members or relatives of an adult with care and support needs who is at risk and are unable to protect themselves because of those needs?
(Please provide separate figures for each year).

2. Of those enquiries taken (or instigated) by Herefordshire Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, due to a report by concerned family members or relatives, how many (providing separate figures for each) have involved a person in the following:

a. Their home
b. Nursing Home
c. Residential home

3. Between February 2015 to February 2019 how many enquiries have been taken (or instigated) by Herefordshire Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, in response to indications or allegations of abuse or neglect reported by a social worker of an adult with care and support needs who are at risk and are unable to protect themselves because of those needs?
(Please provide separate figures for each year).

4. Of those enquiries taken (or instigated) by Herefordshire Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, due to report by a social worker how many (providing separate figures for each) have involved a person in the following:

a. Their home
b. Nursing Home
c. Residential home

5. Between February 2015 to February 2019 how many enquiries have been taken (or instigated) by Herefordshire Council, under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, in response to indications of abuse or neglect reported by employees of The Priory Group of an adult with care and support needs who is at risk and are unable to protect themselves because of those needs?
(Please provide separate figures for each year).

6. Of the total enquiries taken (or instigated) under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, by Herefordshire Council how many have involved claims against a Priory Group care home or staff of The Priory Group?

7. Of the total enquiries taken (or instigated) under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, by Herefordshire Council how many have involved providers other than The Priory Group or staff other than of The Priory Group?

Yours faithfully,

Chris Bury

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached the response to your recent request for information
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“Any opinion expressed in this e-mail or any attached files are those of
the individual and not necessarily those of Herefordshire Council,
Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG), Wye Valley NHS Trust or
2gether NHS Foundation Trust. You should be aware that Herefordshire
Council, Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG), Wye Valley NHS
Trust & 2gether NHS Foundation Trust monitors its email service. This
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Dear Herefordshire Council,

Thank you for the response.

Some of the figures quoted appear unreliable, can Herefordshire Council clarify the use of the numerical figure '0' for item 6?

Referring to point 7. Of the total enquiries taken (or instigated) under Section 42 of the Care Act 2014, for providers other than The Priory Group and their staff or staff other than of The Priory Group, can Herefordshire Council clarify the number of individual sources and their types to reach the total figures quoted?

Yours faithfully,

Chris Bury

Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email. I will seek a response to your queries and
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Dear Sir,

 

Please now see the attached.

 

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From: Access To Information
Sent: 01 April 2019 13:14
To: 'Chris Bury' <[FOI #557244 email]>
Subject: RE: FOI IAT 17977.

 

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email. I will seek a response to your queries and
respond further in due course.

 

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Chris Bury left an annotation ()

The response for clarification regarding question 6 is both concerning and very suspicious because I am aware I am not the only person to raise concerns, with evidence, of neglect or abuse of a vulnerable person between February 2015 and February 2019 involving The Priory Group or its staff.

Quote: "Further to your query regarding the council’s response to your request, I am informed that regarding Question 6, the figure “0” would signify that there was no case recorded against the Priory Group in those years.

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