Safeguarding children: Channel and Prevent data sharing

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

I contact you with a Freedom of Information request, as under the FOI Act 2000, to ask for information regards Channel Panel, and Prevent strategy in your area, the multi-agency process for identifying, referring and supporting a person at risk of radicalisation, focusing on early intervention and engagement.

Please can you provide (time periods where applicable, per calendar year, since 2010 or as soon as records are available):

1. the total number of individuals (cases) that have been referred to the Channel panel

a) Identified at risk of being drawn into terrorism;
b) Numbers in each available age bracket, including any breakdowns of children by age (ie 0-5, 5-11, 11-14, 14-18.)
c) What was the nature and extent of that risk; (aggregated totals)
d) What support plans were identified (similar types, grouped if possible)
e) total number and the percentage that came as referrals from under 18 education.

2. Please provide a copy of the information, privacy policy and consent form that individuals (and/or their parent/guardian) receive before giving their consent before any information is shared about them as part of the Channel programme.

3. Please provide the total number of onward contact with that involved information sharing with the following, but not exclusively, to any third party services as a result and list how many case information were shared with which third parties (or *all*):

NHS staff
Social care staff, including Directors of Children’s and Adults’ Services
Schools, further education colleges and universities
Youth Offending Services
Chairs of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Safeguarding Adults Boards
Local Authority Safeguarding Managers
Home Office Immigration
Border Force
Housing
Prisons
Probation

5. Please provide (if possible diagrammatically, and if words only then it should be detailed enough to permit this to be drawn) the data flows that an individual is expected to understand from the point at which they are asked for consent to enter into the programme. This diagram should show where personal data are collected, or onwardly shared to other third parties as part of he programme, and any decision points which determine further data flows. The data collector, processor, and controller roles should be marked until the data destruction.

(Ie: school flags child, Parents contacted by Prevent officer, parents provide consent,
Prevent officer contacts Police Channel Officer, MASH Channel Panel, Panel reviews, passes on data to XYZ, decision A, action Y, data passed on to V, W, X, action N. 6 month review by XXX individuals / Panel, 18 months after exit scheme, all data destroyed).

6. Please provide the total number of cases reviewed at 6 and12 months from the
point at which they exited the process, .

7. Please provide the retention period for the data on individuals involved in cases, from the point at which they exit the process, that each party (see Q3) involved follows.

8. Please provide the total number of individuals whose personal information is retained currently (date as per FOI receipt) who are no longer involved in cases, and have exited the process.

9). Please provide a sample referral text (anonymous) that the Channel panel would receive on first referral. ie. the kinds of text that the panel read and the information it contains.

10) For those referrals received through a school, please indicate where known, the source cause of the referral (ie teacher concerns, web monitoring system, friend.)

Thank you for your consideration.
Jen Persson

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Community Safety & Wellbeing,

Good Morning,

 

Sorry for the delay with the response to this FOI request, due to officer
annual leave over the Christmas period we have not finalised the response.
 I am aware that the deadline has now passed and therefore would ask if
the response date could be extended to 21^st January?

 

Kind Regards

Sophia

 

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| [1]Sophia Harris | Partnership Support Officer, Community Safety & |
| Wellbeing, Communities & Public Protection Directorate, West Sussex |
| County Council |
| Location: Room 237, 2^nd Floor, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RG |
| Internal: 23885 | External: 033022 23885/ 07590601279 | E-mail:  |
| [2][email address] |
| |
| Please note I work between 9:30am -2:30pm |
| |
| and DO NOT work a Monday & Wednesday |
| |
|Please Contact Tanya Mackay at [3][email address] if your|
| response is urgent. |
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From: Jen Persson [mailto:[FOI #535151 email]]
Sent: 26 November 2018 10:26
To: Freedom of Information Act
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Safeguarding children: Channel
and Prevent data sharing

 

Dear West Sussex County Council,

 

I contact you with a Freedom of Information request, as under the FOI Act
2000, to ask for information regards Channel Panel, and Prevent strategy
in your area, the multi-agency process for identifying, referring and
supporting a person at risk of radicalisation, focusing on early
intervention and engagement.

 

Please can you provide (time periods where applicable, per calendar year, 
since 2010 or as soon as records are available):

 

1. the total number of individuals (cases) that have been referred to the
Channel panel

 

a) Identified at risk of being drawn into terrorism;

b) Numbers in each available age bracket, including any breakdowns of
children by age (ie 0-5, 5-11, 11-14, 14-18.)

c) What was the nature and extent of that risk; (aggregated totals)

d) What support plans were identified (similar types, grouped if possible)

e) total number and the percentage that came as referrals from under 18
education.

 

2. Please provide a copy of the information, privacy policy and consent
form that individuals (and/or their parent/guardian) receive before giving
their consent before any information is shared about them as part of the
Channel programme.

 

3. Please provide the total number of onward contact with that involved
information sharing with the following, but not exclusively, to any third
party services as a result and list how many case information were shared
with which third parties (or *all*):

 

NHS staff

Social care staff, including Directors of Children’s and Adults’ Services

Schools, further education colleges and universities

Youth Offending Services

Chairs of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Safeguarding Adults
Boards

Local Authority Safeguarding Managers

Home Office Immigration

Border Force

Housing

Prisons

Probation

 

5. Please provide (if possible diagrammatically, and if words only then it
should be detailed enough to permit this to be drawn) the data flows that
an individual is expected to understand from the point at which they are
asked for consent to enter into the programme. This diagram should show
where personal data are collected, or onwardly shared to other third
parties as part of he programme, and any decision points which determine
further data flows. The data collector, processor, and controller roles
should be marked until the data destruction.

 

(Ie: school flags child, Parents contacted by Prevent officer, parents
provide consent,

Prevent officer contacts Police Channel Officer, MASH Channel Panel, Panel
reviews, passes on data to XYZ, decision A, action Y, data passed on to V,
W, X, action N. 6 month review by XXX individuals / Panel, 18 months after
exit scheme, all data destroyed).

 

6. Please provide the total number of cases reviewed at 6 and12 months
from the

point at which they exited the process, .

 

7. Please provide the retention period for the data on individuals
involved in cases, from the point at which they exit the process, that
each party (see Q3) involved follows.

 

8. Please provide the total number of individuals whose personal
information is retained currently (date as per FOI receipt) who are no
longer involved in cases, and have exited the process.

 

9). Please provide a sample referral text (anonymous) that the Channel
panel would receive on first referral. ie. the kinds of text that the
panel read and the information it contains.

 

10) For those referrals received through a school, please indicate where
known, the source cause of the referral (ie teacher concerns, web
monitoring system, friend.)

 

Thank you for your consideration.

Jen Persson

 

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Dear Community Safety & Wellbeing,

thank you for getting in touch. I look forward to receiving your response and information as soon as you ahve it ready. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jen Persson

Community Safety & Wellbeing,

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Good Afternoon Jen,

 

Please see attached your FOI response, sorry for the delay with getting
this back to you.

 

Kind Regards

Sophia

 

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| [1]Sophia Harris | Partnership Support Officer, Community Safety & |
| Wellbeing, Communities & Public Protection Directorate, West Sussex |
| County Council |
| Location: Room 237, 2^nd Floor, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RG |
| Internal: 23885 | External: 033022 23885/ 07590601279 | E-mail:  |
| [2][email address] |
| |
| Please note I work between 9:30am -2:30pm |
| |
| and DO NOT work a Monday & Wednesday |
| |
|Please Contact Tanya Mackay at [3][email address] if your|
| response is urgent. |
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