Rough sleeping EEA nationals

Liam Sheehan made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

This request is concerning the work the council has been conducting with Immigration Compliance and Enforcement (ICE) teams and the Home Office in relation to rough sleepers.
For the last year can I know:
1) How many visits to rough sleepers have you conducted with ICE/Home office officials?
2) What are the locations of the visits in Q1?
3) How many people agreed to voluntarily return through these visits? And what were the nationalities of these individuals?
4) How many people were detained by ICE/Home Office through these visits? And what were the nationalities of these individuals?
Generally can I have:
1) The guidance the council’s team working with ICE/Home Office follow when investigating the immigration status of rough sleepers? And when facilitating voluntary return of rough sleepers?
2) The amount of funding from central government (DCLG or Home Office) the council has received in the last 4 years to aid the Home Office with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers?
3) Any reports that evaluate previous work with the Home Office/ICE in aiding with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers?
4) Any proposals submitted in the last 12 months to gain future funding for aiding the Home Office/ICE with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers?

Yours faithfully,

Liam Sheehan

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 2827034

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 4 January
2017 
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 1 February 2017.
  
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Veronica Finn
Children's Services Complaints and Information Officer
Children's Services
020 8227 2405
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 2827034

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 4 January
2017 
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. Please be advised however that there will be a delay in getting the
response for you. We aim to have a response by the end of next week.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Veronica Finn
Children's Services Complaints and Information Officer
Children's Services
020 8227 2405
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 2827034

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Dear Sir/Madam

Freedom of Information Act 2000

We can confirm that the information requested is held by The London
Borough Of Barking & Dagenham. I have detailed below the information that
is being released to you. 

For the last year can I know:

1)            How many visits to rough sleepers have you conducted with
ICE/Home office officials? 

NONE –Housing Options Team manager holds regular rough sleepers meetings
with various partners & agencies to identify the hot spots, however the
Council has not visited any rough sleepers with the ICE/Home Office.  

2)            What are the locations of the visits in Q1? 

N/A

3)            How many people agreed to voluntarily return through these
visits? And what were the nationalities of these individuals? 

N/A

4)            How many people were detained by ICE/Home Office through
these visits? And what were the nationalities of these individuals? 

N/A

Generally can I have:

1)            The guidance the council’s team working with ICE/Home Office
follow when investigating the immigration status of rough sleepers? And
when facilitating voluntary return of rough sleepers? 

The Housing Options Team will follow legislation and Code of Guidance when
investigation immigration status of rough sleepers.

2)            The amount of funding from central government (DCLG or Home
Office) the council has received in the last 4 years to aid the Home
Office with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers? 

Not known.

3)            Any reports that evaluate previous work with the Home
Office/ICE in aiding with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers? 

Not available

4)            Any proposals submitted in the last 12 months to gain future
funding for aiding the Home Office/ICE with immigration enforcement of
rough sleepers? 

N/A

It may be better to re-direct this FOI directly to Home Office.
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We will now close your request as of this date.

 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Veronica Finn
Children's Services Complaints and Information Officer
Children's Services
020 8227 2405
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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