Call-outs and arrests from children's homes

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Dear Northamptonshire Police,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Request 1

Would you, please, provide the following information for financial years 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. Please separate by financial year:

1. Number of times the police were called out to residential children’s homes in the area covered by your police force by named children’s homes; and
2. Number of arrests resulting from call-outs to children’s homes by named children’s homes.

For example:-


Name of children’s home: Riverside Children's Home
Number of call-outs: 20
Number of arrests: 5

Request 2

Would you also, please, send me copies of any policies or protocols in place that are intended to deal with policing and prosecution of children in residential children’s homes in your area.

Please would you send information by e-mail to [email address].

This information is being requested on behalf of The Howard League for Penal Reform. It will contribute to a campaign to publicise the high numbers of call-outs and arrests of under-18s from children’s homes.

If you require clarification or have any questions regarding this request, please telephone me on 07764 191640 or e-mail me at [email address].

Yours faithfully,

Claire Sands

Kelly Ian, Northamptonshire Police

Dear Ms Sands


I write in reply to your e-mail received 24/11/2015 requesting information as reproduced below.

Our reference for the request is 004616/15.

Your request is being processed and you may expect a reply within 20 working days, which will be 23/12/2015. In some circumstances we may not be able to achieve this timescale, but if this is likely to be the case you will be informed at the earliest opportunity and given a revised timescale.

Yours sincerely

C1507 Ian Kelly | Freedom of Information and Data Protection Team Leader
Information Unit
Tel: 101 Ext 346940
[email address]
Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
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