Dear Kingston upon Thames Borough Council,

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

RBK FOI, Kingston upon Thames Borough Council

Dear Natasha,

The information that you have requested has been considered under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. It cannot be provided as it is not held
by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Kingston).


Your request is for information relating to the provision of children’s
services. These services are managed on behalf of Kingston by Achieving
for Children (AfC), a community interest company.


For the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Kingston does not
hold the information requested.


In accordance with Kingston’s obligations under Section 16 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 your request is better addressed to AfC. AFC is a
separate organisation for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and, accordingly, the information you are seeking can be requested
from AfC.


Please submit your request to the Freedom of Information Lead, Achieving
for Children, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ. A link
can be found on the AfC website.



If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled by Kingston Council, you can ask for review by writing to: Freedom
of Information Officer, Guildhall, 2 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1
1EU, or by email to: [2][email address]


If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or any
review, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information
Commissioner at the address shown below. Further information about the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 is also available from the Information
Commissioner at:


Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow

Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700   

Website: [3]



Yours sincerely,


Freedom of Information Team

Royal Borough of Kingston

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