FOI Request Sheltered Housing
For each of the financial years 14/15, 15/16, 16/17 and 17/18 to November 1, what was the total number of safeguarding alerts your council received concerning people who are residents of sheltered housing or other supported living schemes?
For each of the financial years please include the age of the alleged victim within 10-year time-frames so as to preserve anonymity ie 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 ,50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100-109.
*Please state the nature of the alleged abuse. Was it:
Domestic violence or abuse
Psychological or emotional abuse
Financial or material abuse
Organisational or institutional abuse
Neglect or acts of omission
Other please state
*Was the alert substantiated or unsubstantiated?
*If substantiated, please state the action taken.
*Were police called?
*Was a prosecution brought?
For clarity I don’t want data for residents of care homes. I am specifically looking for data on people who live in sheltered housing, supported living and any other similar schemes which assist people to live independently.
Your response should include all referrals you’ve received, including all council-run services and those provided by the independent/private sector.
Adult Social Care Response:
The terminology used in the FOI request is based on English Law - we do not have "safeguarding alerts" under ASP legislation in Scotland.
The adult protection data held is collated in accordance with Scottish Government requirements. All ASP data is held as open source documents therefore the requester should be forwarded to the Scottish Government Adult Protection webpages where data is held in each council's Biennial Report and is uploaded by the Scottish Government at
Independent Children's Services Response:
All concern reports received are held in individual children's files and to search each file for these reports and then to establish if the child was in Sheltered Accommodation when the report occurred would exceed the allocated 40 hours/£600 threshold therefore this information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Excessive Cost of Compliance.