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Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

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Dear Richmond upon Thames 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?

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Dear Poppy Damon,

 

We have received your request for information dated 04/03/2019.

 

The information you have requested is not held by London Borough of
Richmond upon Thames. You may wish to submit your request to Achieving for
Children (AfC) who provide Children’s Services on behalf of the Council.

 

AfC can be contacted directly with FOI requests via the following link:
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Kind regards

FOI and DPA Officer

 

 

From: Poppy Damon <[FOI #558224 email]>
Sent: 04 March 2019 18:18
To: FOI LBR <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Return Home Interviews (RHIs)

 

Dear Richmond upon Thames 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?

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