Freedom of information response

Independent Advocacy Under the Care Act 2014

Publication date: 
Friday 7 September 2018
Request: 

1. Please could you provide the name of the advocacy organisation(s) commissioned to provide advocacy under the Care Act 2014 for each the following groups:

i) the adult with (potential) care and support needs,
ii) carers of the adult with care and support needs
iii) young people in transition
iv) carers of young people in transition

2. If you hold data on the number of referrals made, please could you provide information on how many times a Care Act Advocate was arranged within:

i. a needs assessment (under section 9);

ii. A carer’s assessment (under section 10);

iii. The preparation of a care and support plan or support plan (under section 25);

iv. A review of care and support plan or support plan (under section 27);

v. a child’s needs assessment (under section 60);

vi. A child’s carer’s assessment (under section 62);

vii. A young carer’s assessment (under section 65).

3. If you hold data on the number of challenges to decisions (formal written complaints, number of cases brought for Judicial Review or applications to the Court of Protection) made by advocates, please could you provide this data as well.

Response: 

1.
i)  Thurrock Advocacy Service
ii)  Thurrock Advocacy Service
iii)  Thurrock Advocacy Service
iv)  Thurrock Advocacy Service

2.

 i.   both i & ii- 26  referrals accepted in 2017/2018
ii. both i & ii   - 25 referrals accepted in 2016/2017
iii.  this is not separated out as per above
iv.  this is not separated out as per above
 v.  The Care Act 2014 does not apply to Children’s Services so we have not commissioned any advocacy service for children under this act. We do have an Advocacy Service for Looked after Children but these do not cover assessments.
vi.  Please see Question 2v above.
vii.  Please see Question 2v above.

3. Information not held

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Request reference:
FOI 8162