Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Please could you provide the following information:

1 - The number of children in your borough currently employed 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 in the borough
6 - How much each child is paid/ how each child is compensated for working as a CHIS
7 - Reason/s for the child agreeing to work as a CHIS

Yours faithfully,

Natasha Phillips
Researching Reform

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Natasha Phillips

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No. 13504

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Under the Freedom of Information Act the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do not hold this information.

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with our response to your application you are entitled to pursue any dissatisfaction through the Council's Internal Review Procedure. Pursuant to Section 17 (7) of the Act the procedure provided by the Council for dealing with complaints about the determination of this request for information is the Council’s FOI Complaints Procedure, a copy of which can be obtained on request or is set out at:

Yours sincerely

Kavita Leal
Records Support Officer
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Please reply to: [email address]

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