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Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

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Dear Darlington Borough Council,

I am writing with a freedom of information request for data relating to the content and outcome of Return Home Interviews (RHIs) provided for runaway or missing children by your authority.

When you respond with confirmation that you have received my request, could you please advise whether any clarification is needed in order to complete my request? Please ensure any questions arrive to me prior to the 20 day deadline.

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Please can you send over answers to the following:
+ How many recorded instances of missing then returned children did you have in your authority per year between Jan 1st 2014-Jan 1st 2019? If you can provide a per month break down please do.
+How many of these instances were children who had runaway more than once? If possible can you send a break down which shows a numbered list to indicate individual children and a second column with how many times they ran away? This would of course not include their name or any details.
+ A summary of the recorded outcomes or actions taken for all completed Return Home Interviews (for example a safeguarding referral, report to the police or to another service). I would like a breakdown of these for Jan 2014-Jan 2019. Ideally this would be laid out by outcome, beside a number of times this was taken. This would sit along side a number of how many RHIs were carried out in total per year. Excel or PDF formats are fine.
+ How many of these return interviews contained content about child exploitation?
+How many times were the police notified of potential child exploitation, following a RHI?
+ Can you send me the hiring requirements for staff employed in-house to carry out RHIs? If you outsource this service please respond with who does this for you.
+If you do not outsource and complete RHIs yourself - could you please provide the aide memoire/guidelines/checklist that you use when completing Return Home Interviews?

Freedom of Information, Darlington Borough Council

 

 

Dear Ms Damon

 

Request reference number: DBC-3418-18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 4^th March 2019. 

 

We are processing your request in accordance with our Freedom of
Information and Environmental Information Request Procedure, which you can
find on our website at:

 

[1]https://www.darlington.gov.uk/media/4441...

 

If we need more information in order to process your request, we will
contact you in due course.

 

You can expect a full response to your request within 20 working days.

 

Kind regards

 

Rachel O’Leary

Complaints and Information Governance Assistant

Town Hall

Darlington

DL1 5QT

01325 406777

 

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Darlington Borough Council

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Dear Ms Damon,

 

Request reference number: DBC-3418-18

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your recent request for
information.

 

Kind regards

Diana Willsher
Complaints and Information Governance Assistant
Complaints and Information Governance Team
Neighbourhood Services and Resources Group
Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT
Tel: 01325 406777
[1]www.darlington.gov.uk

 

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