Number of children used as CHIS by the council

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Dear Common Council of the City of London,

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

Yours faithfully,

Natasha Phillips
Researching Reform

COL-EB-InformationOfficer, Common Council of the City of London

Dear Ms Phillips,
 
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Dear Ms Phillips,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Following receipt of your request for information on 9^th January 2019 and
our acknowledgement of the same date, the City of London (CoL) responds as
follows:

 

1 - The number of children currently used by the council as juvenile
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) 0

2 - How many of those children are care-experienced (in the care system
now or in the past) N/A

3 - The age of each of the children N/A

4 - The ethnic background of each of the children N/A

5 - How long each child has been working as a CHIS at the council N/A

6 - How much each child is paid/ how each child is compensated for working
as a CHIS N/A

 

Please note that the City (the "Square Mile") has a resident population of
about 7,650* which includes approximately 1,350 children aged up to 19
years old.

 

*Office of National Statistics 2018

We hope this assists.

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Yours sincerely

 

Executive Support Assistant - Business Unit Team

Community & Children’s Services

 

Department of Community & Children’s Services | ( 020 7332 3653 |

 

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