Rough sleeping EEA nationals

Liam Sheehan made this Freedom of Information request to Waltham Forest Borough Council

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Dear Waltham Forest Borough Council,

This request is concerning the work the council has been conducting with Immigration Compliance and Enforcement (ICE) teams and the Home Office in relation to rough sleepers.
For the last year can I know:
1) How many visits to rough sleepers have you conducted with ICE/Home office officials?
2) What are the locations of the visits in Q1?
3) How many people agreed to voluntarily return through these visits? And what were the nationalities of these individuals?
4) How many people were detained by ICE/Home Office through these visits? And what were the nationalities of these individuals?
Generally can I have:
1) The guidance the council’s team working with ICE/Home Office follow when investigating the immigration status of rough sleepers? And when facilitating voluntary return of rough sleepers?
2) The amount of funding from central government (DCLG or Home Office) the council has received in the last 4 years to aid the Home Office with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers?
3) Any reports that evaluate previous work with the Home Office/ICE in aiding with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers?
4) Any proposals submitted in the last 12 months to gain future funding for aiding the Home Office/ICE with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers?

Yours faithfully,

Liam Sheehan

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Re: FOI case FOIX247427

Subject:

Freedom of Information request - Rough sleeping EEA nationals

Description:

1)            How many visits to rough sleepers have you conducted with
ICE/Home office officials?

2)            What are the locations of the visits in Q1?

3)            How many people agreed to voluntarily return through these
visits? And what were the nationalities of these individuals?

4)            How many people were detained by ICE/Home Office through
these visits? And what were the nationalities of these individuals?

Generally can I have:

1)            The guidance the council’s team working with ICE/Home Office
follow when investigating the immigration status of rough sleepers? And
when facilitating voluntary return of rough sleepers?

2)            The amount of funding from central government (DCLG or Home
Office) the council has received in the last 4 years to aid the Home
Office with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers?

3)            Any reports that evaluate previous work with the Home
Office/ICE in aiding with immigration enforcement of rough sleepers?

4)            Any proposals submitted in the last 12 months to gain future
funding for aiding the Home Office/ICE with immigration enforcement of
rough sleepers?

 

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received on 09 Jan 2017 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act (2000), and in line with the Council's policy
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to confirm that the Council has now completed its search for
the information which you requested on 09 Jan 2017 about Freedom of
Information request - Rough sleeping EEA nationals.

The information supplied has been provided by the department responsible
for the service delivery.

 

Specific Information:

1. 4 visits

2. Underneath the A406 North Circular Road by the Cooks Ferry Interchange
x 2, Leytonstone Whipps Cross Road Area, Woodford New Road near Forest
School

3.None

4. 11 persons detained all of Romanian nationaility

General Information:

1. When encountering or visiting sites of rough sleepers the team always
have police or ICE officers with them. If only the police are present they
will investigate the status of anyone encountered and refer persons to the
ICE should it be necessary. If ICE officers are present they will deal
with all status issues. Should a person indicate they wish to voluntarily
return they will be referred to the ICE offices or information passed to
the ICE of the person concerned and their location.

2. None

3. No reports have been created

4. None

 

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