Freedom of information response

Arrangements for independent advocacy

Publication date: 
Friday 6 March 2020
Request: 

1. Could you provide details of any service(s) you commission to provide Independent Advocacy Support to adults and children or young people receiving aftercare support under section 117 of the Mental Health Act?
2. Could you provide details of any service(s) you commission to provide Independent Advocacy Support to people going through Continuing Health Care processes (adult) or Continuing Care (children)?
3. Could you provide details of any service(s) you commission to provide Independent Advocacy Support to people accessing personal wheelchair budgets?
4. Could you provide details of any service(s) you commission to provide Independent Advocacy Support to people accessing or using personal health budgets processes (both adult and children)?

Response: 

Adult Social Care in Thurrock commissions an independent Care Act Advocacy Service.  This service can provide support to people receiving aftercare support under section 117 of the Mental Health Act.  We also commission an Independent Mental Health advocacy service for those people on a Community Treatment Order (CTO).

Children’s Social Care in Thurrock commissions advocacy support for children looked after, children in need and children subject to a child protection plan. This support also extends to after care for care leavers.

Continuing health care is an NHS process and the responsibility of the CCG.  Please contact the following email address in order to obtain this information: Foi.thurrockccg@nhs.net.

Information not held, please contact the following email address in order to obtain this information: Foi.thurrockccg@nhs.net

Please see Question 3 above

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Request reference:
FOI 9802