Number of referrals to Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

If you have the information to hand for tax year 2016/2017 as well as 2017/2018 I would appreciate both data sets if it is possible, otherwise just 2016/2017 is fine.

Please could you provide the name of the organisation commissioned to deliver Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)?

2016/2017: Age UK Devon as part of the Devon Advocacy Consortium.
2017/2018: Living Options Devon as part of the Devon Advocacy Consortium

If you hold data on the number of referrals made in the year 2016/2017 please could you provide information on how many times an IMCA was instructed in each decision:

Please see the table below:

2016/17 2017/18
i. Long term Change of Accommodation 125 115
ii. Serious Medical Treatment  78  66
iii. Review of the Accommodation decisions 7 7
iii. Review of the Accommodation decisions 26 19

 

b) If you hold data on the number of referrals made in 2016/2017, please could you provide information on how many times an IMCA DoLS was instructed within each of these:

Please see the table below:

2016/17 2017/18
i. 39A DoLS process 120 107
ii. 39C DoLS process 0 0
iii. 39D DoLS process 73 47

 

If you hold data on the number of challenges to decisions (formal complaints and s21A applications to Court of Protection) under the MCA made by IMCAs please could you provide these numbers for 2016/2017 as well?

Please see the table below:

2016/17 2017/18
S21a 22 15
Formal complaint 0 *

* This figure is less than 5 and a disclosure of the total would risk identification of the individuals concerned and a disclosure of their personal data. This would be unfair to the individuals concerned and a breach of s. 35 of the Data Protection Act 2018. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.