Safeguarding referrals received

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Michael Carroll-Owen

Dear Lancashire County 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

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Good Morning

 

Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)

 

We are writing to acknowledge receipt of your enquiry of 17.02.2021  in
which you request the disclosure of information.

 

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Michael,

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the above Act, please see below our response.

Request and Response:

We had six contacts that indicated safeguarding issues where the source was from the list provided, of these five where passed onto MASH and a safeguarding enquiry (formerly known as a referral) was started.

If you have any queries regarding any of the above, or you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the team quoting reference number 995.183 (AA4).

We trust that our response is to your satisfaction, and your request will now be closed as of this date.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Officer
Information Governance Team
Lancashire County Council
T: 0300 123 6701
W: www.lancashire.gov.uk

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