….the fight to get Justice for the Mainman has been a battle and within that battle Liverpool Labour Council and for their benefit certainly not mine, made the decision I would communicate directly with the Council Solicitor.
A member of the public communicating with a council solicitor over issues an officer would normally deal with…… (bizarre)
I asked the following FOI …… I wait in anticipation for the councils reply.
Dear Liverpool City Council,
1.Please send me a copy of the policy/procedure where it is stated
that in a member of the public/service user’s family will be
expected to communicate directly with solicitors on the instruction
of Adult Social Care/LCC/Councillors when this work would normally
be undertaken by council officers.
2.I need it verify that such an approach is correctly authorised
and the appropriate procedure.
3.Please provide written evidence, possibly via copies of
policy/procedure, to show that it is standard practice to remove a
council officer from their role and replace them with council
4. Please provide written evidence, possibly via copies of policy /
procedure, to show that it will be standard practice for council
solicitors to undertake the work of officers and social workers in
the future, quoting the relevant sections of council
5.What is the purpose of LCC using solicitors to communicate and
correspond with members of the public.
6.Which departments/sections/organisations/council partners /unions
had an input into writing up the methodologies setting out the
decision-making process for the above relevant policies and