I have now received a response to the freedom of information request I submitted regarding Herefordshire Council and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards authorised by them, in particular, Martin Samuels (Director of Adults and Wellbeing)who has authorised no less than three of my brother’s DoLS authorisations that are factually inaccurate and untruthful.
The current response can be viewed here:
Freedom of Information Request – DoLS
Freedom of Information Request – DoLS (web archive)
I believe it is in the interest of the public who have a relative in Herefordshire’s care to highlight this. Of concern is the non-existence of appeal to The Court of Protection by any paid RPR or IMCA representative of a vulnerable person to any granted DoLS authorisation.
0 challenges of the 697 DoLS authorisations for the period 1st January 2017 to 28th February 2018 suggests to me that some people are not supported by their paid RPR’s or IMCA’s, and Herefordshire Council is using the DoLS system to institutionalise individuals for convenience; my brother one of those with inadequate representation. In his case provided with on no less than two careless advocates, TC and BS of onside-advocacy.org.uk.