Michael Carroll-Owen

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to ask the following:

England & Wales Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2019 and 1st of February 2020 how many safeguarding referrals have been received from the following organisations "Department for Work & Pensions", "Centre for Health & Disability Assessments also known as Maximus", "ATOS also known as Independent Assessment Services" and "Capita"?

Scotland Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2019 and 1st of February 2020 how many "Adult Support & Protection" referrals have been received from the following organisations "Department for Work & Pensions", "Centre for Health & Disability Assessments also known as Maximus", "ATOS also known as Independent Assessment Services" and "Capita"?

Yours faithfully,

Michael Carroll-Owen

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Michael Carroll-Owen

 

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act.

 

Having reviewed the scope of your request, we regret that on this occasion
we are unable to assist you with this enquiry as we do not have this data
recorded in a way that is extractable electronically and the council is
unable to perform a search/report on this information as the categories in
your enquiry are not recorded on our electronic systems.  In addition
information may be recorded in free text/written narrative and as such a
manual exercise would need to be undertaken to examine individual client
files.

 

Wirral Council estimate therefore a manual exercise would need to be
undertaken to view, manipulate and extract over approximately 10,000  plus
client files in order to provide a substantive response to you.  This
exercise would therefore exceed the appropriate limit 18.5 hours allowed
by the legislation 15 minutes per file  x 10000 client files = 41.6 hours
.  Therefore facilitating your enquiry in full would involve a manual
exercise to identify and collate the information, taking Officers over the
appropriate limit of 18.5 hours allowed by the legislation, FOI Act 2000. 
The Council has therefore relied on section 12 (1) to refuse this part of
your request.  Further information relating to the 18.5 exemption we have
relied on is below:

 

“Where an authority is not obliged to comply with a request for
information because, under section 12(1) and regulations made under
section 12, the cost of complying would exceed the "appropriate limit"
(i.e. cost threshold) the authority should consider providing an
indication of what, if any, information could be provided within the cost
ceiling. The authority should also consider advising the applicant that by
reforming or re-focusing their request, information may be able to be
supplied for a lower, or no, fee.” 

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review of the refusal of the information
requested.  Please direct any request for an internal review to
[Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

 

You do also have the right to complain to the information Commissioner, if
you are dissatisfied with the outcome of any internal review:
[1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

[2]Tel:0151 691 8397

Email:[3][Wirral Borough Council request email]

Visit our website: [4]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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