Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act requesting information on modern slavery referrals made by the council to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) from 2014 to 2019 and including 2020 so far.

I would like this information broken down year by year, and the ages and nationalities of each person provided and their location (using the first part of a postcode) where possible. If this is not possible please at least provide ages to distinguish between child and adult victims.

Please can you give as much detail about each case for the youngest five victims including work and living conditions, whether trafficking was involved, the circumstances of discovery and location. Please also do the same for the oldest five victims. If there are circumstantial pictures relating to these cases that you can let us have that would also be good.

If cases of modern slavery were detected by the council but were not referred to the NRM, please also give these figures year by year with some explanation as to why their cases were not referred to NRM. Again please provide fuller case details for the five oldest and youngest of these cases.

If there are sections of this FOI that cannot be complied with due to data protection legislation, time or cost constraints, please provide the information that you are able to provide without breaching this.

Yours faithfully,

Owen Sheppard

H and F In Touch, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 1817635
 
 
Dear Mr. Sheppard 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 25 August
2020.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act requesting information
on modern slavery referrals made by the council to the National Referral
Mechanism (NRM) from 2014 to 2019 and including 2020 so far.

I would like this information broken down year by year, and the ages and
nationalities of each person provided and their location (using the first
part of a postcode) where possible. If this is not possible please at
least provide ages to distinguish between child and adult victims.

Please can you give as much detail about each case for the youngest five
victims including work and living conditions, whether trafficking was
involved, the circumstances of discovery and location. Please also do the
same for the oldest five victims. If there are circumstantial pictures
relating to these cases that you can let us have that would also be good.

If cases of modern slavery were detected by the council but were not
referred to the NRM, please also give these figures year by year with some
explanation as to why their cases were not referred to NRM. Again please
provide fuller case details for the five oldest and youngest of these
cases.
 
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2000and we aim to send a response by 23 September 2020- this is 20 working
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Yours sincerely
 
 
h&f InTouch team
 
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Gary Clothier, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 1817635
 
 
 
Dear Mr. Sheppard
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 25 August 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Gary Clothier
Investigations and Information Officer
 
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