This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Number of children used as CHIS by the council'.






 
 
 
 
Payal Panchal 
 
Information Officer 
 
Customer Resolution Team 
 
Housing and Modernisation 
Natasha Phillips 
xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
Via email 
request-543259-
Date: 11 February 2019 
xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx  
Ref: 1019006 
Dear Natasha Phillips 
Re: Your information request 
Thank you for your request for information, which we received on the 9 January 2019. This 
information is being provided as a statutory obligation under the Freedom of Information Act 
2000. 
 
Your request 
Please could you provide the following information: 
 
1 - The number of children currently used by the council as juvenile Covert Human Intelligence 
Sources (CHIS)  
 
2 - How many of those children are care-experienced (in the care system now or in the past)  
 
3 - The age of each of the children  
 
4 - The ethnic background of each of the children  
 
5 - How long each child has been working as a CHIS at the council  
 
6 - How much each child is paid/ how each child is compensated for working as a CHIS 
 
Our response  
We do not hold details of juvenile CHIS. Under section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information 
Act 2000 we have a duty to inform you that we do not hold any of the information as specified 
in your request. 
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Yours sincerely 
 
Payal Panchal 
Information Officer 
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