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Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

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Dear Nottinghamshire County 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, Nottinghamshire County Council

Dear Poppy Damon,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (Ref NCC-036568-18)

Thank you for your request for information relating to RHIs. Your request was received on 5th March 2019 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You will receive the information you have requested within 20 working days beginning the day following receipt of your request, unless the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be withheld. Therefore, you should receive a response by 3rd April 2019.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable to cover the cost of copying and postage and if that is the case we will let you know before we proceed with your request.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Further information about your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45
www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Act Team
Chief Executives Department
Nottinghamshire County Council

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FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

5 Atodiad

Dear Ms Damon,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information Request.

 

I am now able to provide you with the information supplied by the relevant
department, as follows:

 

1. 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.

 

Number of missing instances where a return date has been recorded are
broken down by month the child was reported missing below. Note from
November 2014 onward these figures include reports of both missing, and
missing with no apparent risk.

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 140 126 111 118 136 161 120 107 123 119 210 164
2015 148 170 268 171 187 243 227 191 227 241 221 176
2016 211 196 232 238 297 234 235 194 243 225 221 185
2017 193 178 216 146 190 220 264 220 217 246 198 179
2018 213 173 194 206 284 296 290 229 187 226 213 185

 

2. 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.

 

Rather than an individual row for each child, the table below lists total
numbers of missing/missing with no apparent risk instances, and the number
of children who have been missing that number of times between Jan 1st
2014 and Jan 1st 2019.

 

No. of Times No. of
Missing Children
1 2136
2 491
3 225
4 128
5 75
6 68
7 54
8 45
9 30
10 28
11 25
12 23
13 24
14 13
15 11
16 14
17 7
18 6
19 8
20 8
21 9
22 7
23 8
24 4
25 1
26 4
27 4
28 2
29 3
30 3
31 4
32 1
33 6
34 3
35 5
36 4
37 2
41 2
42 2
43 1
44 1
45 1
47 1
48 1
50 2
51 2
52 1
53 2
55 1
56 1
58 1
59 1
65 1
67 1
70 1
71 1
77 1
79 2
108 1
113 1

 

 

3. 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.

 

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

 

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

 

We do not hold data for Q3, 4 and 5 in a reportable format so are unable
to answer these questions.

 

6. 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.

 

All RHI’s are completed by Nottinghamshire County Council staff and we do
not outsource this service.  RHI’s are completed within the existing
structures for safeguarding children under Nottinghamshire’s Pathway to
Provision.  If a child reported as missing/found is open to a social
worker or family service worker, then that professional will undertake the
RHI.  If a child reported as missing/found and is not an open case to
Nottinghamshire, then a worker from the Family Service will complete the
RHI with the child.  We do offer a sold service via the Family Service to
other local authorities.  All above workers are either social work
qualified, or the Child and Family Workers require at least 2yrs
experience of working with children and experience of managing challenging
situations.  See attached person specifications for social worker and
child and family workers.

 

7. 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?

 

The Children Missing Officer receives the missing/found report from the
Police and then contacts either the allocated worker for the child or the
Family Service to request that an RHI be undertaken within 72hrs.  This
contact is by email and each email has a briefing about what is required
with a list of links to policies and procedures and best practice
guidance.  See attached for an example of this email.  See also attached
for the RHI form and guidance.  Also see attached for guidance around a
multi-agency meeting to address the missing issues if/when such a meeting
is required.

 

I hope this now satisfies your request, and should you have any further
enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me directly on the details
below.

 

In addition to this and for future reference Nottingham County Council
regularly publishes previous FOIR,s and answers on its website, under
Disclosure logs. (see link)
[1]http://site.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/theco...

 

You can use the search facility using keywords.

 

If you wish to raise any concerns about the way your request was dealt
with, then please write to the Team Manager, Complaints and Information,
County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP or e-mail
[2][Nottinghamshire County Council request email] quoting the reference number above. 

 

Kind Regards

Janet Lowe

 

Complaints, Information & Mediation Officer.

Complaints and Information Team

Chief Executive’s Dept

Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP

 

Tel: 01159 774137

 

 

 

 

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