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Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

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Dear West Berkshire Council,

I am writing with a freedom of information request for data relating to the content and outcome of Return Home Interviews (RHIs) provided for runaway or missing children by your authority.

When you respond with confirmation that you have received my request, could you please advise whether any clarification is needed in order to complete my request? Please ensure any questions arrive to me prior to the 20 day deadline.

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Please can you send over answers to the following:
+ How many recorded instances of missing then returned children did you have in your authority per year between Jan 1st 2014-Jan 1st 2019? If you can provide a per month break down please do.
+How many of these instances were children who had runaway more than once? If possible can you send a break down which shows a numbered list to indicate individual children and a second column with how many times they ran away? This would of course not include their name or any details.
+ A summary of the recorded outcomes or actions taken for all completed Return Home Interviews (for example a safeguarding referral, report to the police or to another service). I would like a breakdown of these for Jan 2014-Jan 2019. Ideally this would be laid out by outcome, beside a number of times this was taken. This would sit along side a number of how many RHIs were carried out in total per year. Excel or PDF formats are fine.
+ How many of these return interviews contained content about child exploitation?
+How many times were the police notified of potential child exploitation, following a RHI?
+ Can you send me the hiring requirements for staff employed in-house to carry out RHIs? If you outsource this service please respond with who does this for you.
+If you do not outsource and complete RHIs yourself - could you please provide the aide memoire/guidelines/checklist that you use when completing Return Home Interviews?

foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2019/287

 

Dear Ms Damon,

 

Request for information: Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

 

Thank you for your request received 5^th March 2019; we will respond
within twenty working days.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Compliance Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [1][email address]

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From: Poppy Damon [mailto:[FOI #558253 email]]
Sent: 04 March 2019 18:18
To: foi <[West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

 

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Dear West Berkshire Council,

I am writing with a freedom of information request for data relating to
the content and outcome of Return Home Interviews (RHIs) provided for
runaway or missing children by your authority.

When you respond with confirmation that you have received my request,
could you please advise whether any clarification is needed in order to
complete my request? Please ensure any questions arrive to me prior to the
20 day deadline.

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Please can you send over answers to the following:
+ How many recorded instances of missing then returned children did you
have in your authority per year between Jan 1st 2014-Jan 1st 2019? If you
can provide a per month break down please do.
+How many of these instances were children who had runaway more than once?
If possible can you send a break down which shows a numbered list to
indicate individual children and a second column with how many times they
ran away? This would of course not include their name or any details.
+ A summary of the recorded outcomes or actions taken for all completed
Return Home Interviews (for example a safeguarding referral, report to the
police or to another service). I would like a breakdown of these for Jan
2014-Jan 2019. Ideally this would be laid out by outcome, beside a number
of times this was taken. This would sit along side a number of how many
RHIs were carried out in total per year. Excel or PDF formats are fine.
+ How many of these return interviews contained content about child
exploitation?
+How many times were the police notified of potential child exploitation,
following a RHI?
+ Can you send me the hiring requirements for staff employed in-house to
carry out RHIs? If you outsource this service please respond with who does
this for you.
+If you do not outsource and complete RHIs yourself - could you please
provide the aide memoire/guidelines/checklist that you use when completing
Return Home Interviews?

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Sue Edgar, West Berkshire Council

7 Atodiad

This has been quite a task. I only took over the roll in August last year
and found that previous co-ordinator’s had used different systems to
record their data on and different reporting years. We now use a system
for all recording called Care Director. This system is able to pull off
reports on most stats but not all (see Missing Young people 2018-2019
attachments). I have answered your questions as best I can and attached
papers where appropriate.

 

 

 

Please can you send over answers to the following:

+ How many recorded instances of missing then returned children did you
have in your authority per year between Jan 1st 2014-Jan 1st 2019? If you
can provide a per month break down please do.

1.    See table and graph

 

+How many of these instances were children who had runaway more than once?
If possible can you send a break down which shows a numbered list to
indicate individual children and a second column with how many times they
ran away? This would of course not include their name or any details.

2.    5+ missing episodes . 2018-2019- Care Director report.(attached)

 

+ A summary of the recorded outcomes or actions taken for all completed
Return Home Interviews (for example a safeguarding referral, report to the
police or to another service). I would like a breakdown of these for Jan
2014-Jan 2019. Ideally this would be laid out by outcome, beside a number
of times this was taken. This would sit along side a number of how many
RHIs were carried out in total per year. Excel or PDF formats are fine.
3. See relevant pages from annual reports attached.

 

2015 -2016          462 episodes       135 RHI = 29%

2016-2017           600 episodes       134 RHI = 22%

2017-2018           444 episodes       204 RHI = 46%

 

+ How many of these return interviews contained content about child
exploitation?

All RHI contain questions around CE, the return interviewer is asked to
assess the risk.

 

+How many times were the police notified of potential child exploitation,
following a RHI?

A weekly meeting is held with the Police Missing co-ordinator, to discuss
that week’s RHI’s and any concerns that arise. This is a Mapping Meeting
where social networks are explored and area of concern noted.

Any concerns are brought up at monthly multi-agency EMRAC meetings

 

 

 

+ Can you send me the hiring requirements for staff employed in-house to
carry out RHIs? If you outsource this service please respond with who does
this for you.

We have only had 3 missing co-ordinators. The post has been allocated
previously in Youth Services. When the Youth Service was cut the post was
offered to one of the full time Youth Workers facing redundancy

 

+If you do not outsource and complete RHIs yourself - could you please
provide the aide memoire/guidelines/checklist that you use to do RHI’s?

 

See attached Return Interview Form

 

 

 

 

Sue Edgar

 

WBC Young Person's Missing Co-ordinator

Targeted Intervention Service

West Point House

West Street

Newbury

RG14 1BD

01635 503400

 

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foi, West Berkshire Council

5 Atodiad

FoI/2019/287

 

Dear Ms Damon,

 

Request for information: Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

 

Please see below the Council’s response to your request for information.

 

You have asked;

 

+ How many recorded instances of missing then returned children did you
have in your authority per year between Jan 1st 2014-Jan 1st 2019? If you
can provide a per month break down please do.

 

Please see the document attached titled ‘Recorded instances of children
missing in care’.

+How many of these instances were children who had runaway more than once?
If possible can you send a break down which shows a numbered list to
indicate individual children and a second column with how many times they
ran away? This would of course not include their name or any details.

 

Please see the document attached titled ‘Young people with 5 or more
missing instances’.

+ A summary of the recorded outcomes or actions taken for all completed
Return Home Interviews (for example a safeguarding referral, report to the
police or to another service). I would like a breakdown of these for Jan
2014-Jan 2019. Ideally this would be laid out by outcome, beside a number
of times this was taken. This would sit along side a number of how many
RHIs were carried out in total per year. Excel or PDF formats are fine.

 

Jan 2014- 2015- Data missing.

2015 -2016          462 episodes       135 RHI = 29%

2016-2017           600 episodes       134 RHI = 22%

2017-2018           444 episodes       204 RHI = 46%

 

Please see the attached document titled ‘Next Steps’

+ How many of these return interviews contained content about child
exploitation?

 

All RHI contain questions around CE, the return interviewer is asked to
assess the risk.

+How many times were the police notified of potential child exploitation,
following a RHI?

 

A weekly meeting is held with the Police Missing co-ordinator, to discuss
that week’s RHI’s and any concerns that arise. This is a Mapping Meeting
where social networks are explored and area of concern noted.

Any concerns are brought up at monthly multi-agency EMRAC meetings

+ Can you send me the hiring requirements for staff employed in-house to
carry out RHIs? If you outsource this service please respond with who does
this for you.

 

Please find attached a job description for the Missing Young Persons
Coordinator.

+If you do not outsource and complete RHIs yourself - could you please
provide the aide memoire/guidelines/checklist that you use when completing
Return Home Interviews?

See attached Return Interview Form

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you may ask
for an internal review. You should contact The FoI Reviewing Officer,
Strategic Support, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, email
[1][email address]  if you wish to request a review. If you are not
content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Compliance Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [2][email address]

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From: Poppy Damon [[3]mailto:[FOI #558253 email]]
Sent: 04 March 2019 18:18
To: foi <[4][West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

 

This is an EXTERNAL EMAIL. STOP. THINK before you CLICK links or OPEN
attachments.

Dear West Berkshire Council,

I am writing with a freedom of information request for data relating to
the content and outcome of Return Home Interviews (RHIs) provided for
runaway or missing children by your authority.

When you respond with confirmation that you have received my request,
could you please advise whether any clarification is needed in order to
complete my request? Please ensure any questions arrive to me prior to the
20 day deadline.

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Please can you send over answers to the following:
+ How many recorded instances of missing then returned children did you
have in your authority per year between Jan 1st 2014-Jan 1st 2019? If you
can provide a per month break down please do.
+How many of these instances were children who had runaway more than once?
If possible can you send a break down which shows a numbered list to
indicate individual children and a second column with how many times they
ran away? This would of course not include their name or any details.
+ A summary of the recorded outcomes or actions taken for all completed
Return Home Interviews (for example a safeguarding referral, report to the
police or to another service). I would like a breakdown of these for Jan
2014-Jan 2019. Ideally this would be laid out by outcome, beside a number
of times this was taken. This would sit along side a number of how many
RHIs were carried out in total per year. Excel or PDF formats are fine.
+ How many of these return interviews contained content about child
exploitation?
+How many times were the police notified of potential child exploitation,
following a RHI?
+ Can you send me the hiring requirements for staff employed in-house to
carry out RHIs? If you outsource this service please respond with who does
this for you.
+If you do not outsource and complete RHIs yourself - could you please
provide the aide memoire/guidelines/checklist that you use when completing
Return Home Interviews?

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[5][FOI #558253 email]

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be delayed.

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