Freedom of information request response - 05885

FOI request

FOI ID number
Safeguarding enquiries and reports

Q1. For each financial year 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018-present, how many S.42 safeguarding reports/enquiries have the local authorities recorded under the Care Act 2014, involving the abuse and neglect of patients under 65 years old with learning disabilities and/or autism, detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in an NHS or independent sector hospital with a specialism in assessment or medical treatment for persons with learning disabilities and/or autism?

Please list the names of the care provider and the number of reports of safeguarding incidents for each.

Q2. In connection to the above, please list the type of safeguarding enquiries/reports (as per below) for each private provider:

  1. Neglect and acts of omission
  2. Emotional/psychological abuse
  3. Physical abuse
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  4. Sexual abuse
  5. Medication
  6. Discriminatory abuse
  7. Other type of abuse as recorded by the local authority

Q3. In connection to the above Q1 and Q2, please provide the person alleged to be responsible for the reported safeguarding report/enquiry:

  1. paid employee
  2. other service user
  3. agency staff member
  4. family member or visitor
  5. outside health professional (eg doctor psychiatrist)
  6. other

Q4. In connection to Q1, please provide the number of investigations that concluded during each financial year 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018-present and the number, which resulted in:

  1. non-criminal investigations
  2. criminal investigations

NB. For each of the questions, if some of the hospital settings provide services for both patients over 65 and under, please refer to the ones under 65.

Our response


Please note that as a district council we do not have responsibility for social care.

Go to Freedom of Information at the Cumbria County Council website to make your request.

Response date
25 January 2019