Number of children used as CHIS in your borough

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Dear Blackburn with Darwen 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

Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Dear Ms Phillips,

Thank you for your request for information regarding ‘Number of children used as CHIS’ (reference number 04120). Your request was received on the 08/01/19 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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If you have any queries about this request, please contact Information Governance on 01254 585852. Alternatively, our email address is [Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council request email].         

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Kind Regards,

Fatima Makken
Apprentice Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
01254 222527

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Accesstoinformation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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Dear Ms Phillips,

Thank you for your request for information regarding ‘Number of children used as CHIS’ (reference number 04120); Please see our response attached and/or below. If you have any queries regarding your request for information then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Kind Regards,

Heather Wolstenholme
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]
Tel: 01254 585651

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