Dear Merton 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

foi, Merton Borough Council

Thank you for your email message. We aim to respond to all requests under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 within 20 working days.
More information about the way we deal with information requests is on our
web site at [1]www.merton.gov.uk/foi.
 
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
 
 
 

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Michael Cook, Merton Borough Council

Dear Mrs Phillips,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request F11902

 

We have now considered your information request as set out below. 

 

You asked:

 

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

 

Our Response:

 

Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately the information that you have
requested is not held by the London Borough of Merton. It may be helpful
if I explain that the London Borough of Merton do not use CHIS.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
The Head of Information Governance at Merton Council, Civic Centre,
Morden, SM4 5DX or e-mail [1][Merton Borough Council request email]

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Telephone:0303 123 1113

 

Website: [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Debbie Maleci

Central Business Support Unit

Children, Schools & Families

Merton Council

Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX

Tel: 020-8545 3376

[3]www.merton.gov.uk

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