Date of Request: 06/05/2015
Date of Disclosure: 04/06/2015
Request and Devon County Council Response
Please see the Councils response in bold text;
- Please list the number of requests for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) authorisations your local authority received from care homes and hospitals in financial year 2014-15
- Please list the number of the DoLS requests from question 1 that were not carried out within statutory timescales (in most cases 7 days for urgent authorisations and 21 days for standard authorisations).
- How many cases in settings not covered by the DoLS (for example supported living) did your council identify as potentially requiring court of protection authorisation for deprivation of liberty in 2014-15?
650 cases were identified as potentially requiring court of protection authorisation for deprivation of liberty
- How many applications did your local authority make to the Court of Protection to authorise deprivation of liberty in settings not covered by the DoLS (e.g. supported living) in 2013-14 and 2014-15? How many of the 2014-15 applications were under the Re:X streamlined process?
2013 – 2014: 0
2014 – 2015: 1 (not Re. X streamlined process). 5 Re: X streamlined applications in process but not yet issued.
- How many legal challenges to deprivations of liberty (under section 21(A) of the Mental Capacity Act) did your council receive in each financial year 2013-14 and 2014-15?
- How many staff employed by your local authority are trained as Best Interests Assessors? Of these, how many were trained in 2014-15?
The Council have 20 Best Interests Assessors on our central register none of whom were trained in the 2014-2015 financial year.
- How much did your local authority spend on deprivation of liberty cases and processes (including DoLS) in each financial year 2013-14 and 2014-15?
Devon County Council does not record the amount of officer time that is spent on Deprivation of Liberty Standards cases and therefore it would not be possible to provide full costs of administering these cases.