Safeguarding referrals received

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Michael Carroll-Owen

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

I would like to ask the following:

Local Authorities in England & Wales Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2020 and 1st of February 2021 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"?

*Adult Safeguarding Referrals only

Local Authorities in Scotland Question:

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2020 and 1st of February 2021 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

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Reference: FOI-308636407
Date of request: 17/02/2021
Title of request: Adult Support Referrals

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Reference: FOI-308636407
Date of request: 17/02/2021
Title of request: Adult Support Referrals

Dear Michael Carroll-Owen,

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

Between the dates of 1st Jan 2020 and 1st of February 2021 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"?

No referrals received from Centre for Health & Disability Assessments also
known as Maximus, ATOS also known as Independent Assessment Services, or
Capita.

We received less than 5 referrals from Department for Work & Pensions.

We are unable to provide you with the exact number of "Adult Support &
Protection" referrals as it is exempt from disclosure. In order to comply
with our obligations under the terms of Section 16 of the FOISA, we hereby
give notice that we are refusing your request under the terms of Section
38(1)(b) in conjunction with Section 38(2)(A)(a) – Personal Information  -
of the FOISA.

In making this decision ACC considered the following points:

We are of the opinion that Section 38(1)(b) applies to the information
specified above as the information in question is personal information
relating to living individuals, of which the applicant is not the data
subject.

We are of the opinion that Section 38(2A)(a) applies, as we consider that
disclosure of this information would be a breach of the ‘lawfulness,
fairness and transparency’ principle. As releasing these details would
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disclosure of their information. We do not consider that they would expect
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