Trafficking of children and their subsequent care

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Croydon Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Croydon Borough Council,

Please find below an FOI request relating to the trafficking of children and their subsequent care.

Unseen is providing safe accommodation for potentially trafficked foreign migrant children. The service has been developed with local authority, police and governmental partners and is Ofsted registered. Through running this service we have become aware of some systemic barriers that fundamentally prevent children from accessing the care and protection they need.

We would like to know, for each local authority in the UK:

1. How many potentially trafficked children you have identified in the last 12 months?
2. How many of these children have been non-UK Nationals?
3. Of the children identified what type of care placements have been sought? (foster care, secure, supported accommodation, children’s home, living independently)
4. How many children in this cohort have subsequently a) remained in their original placement b) moved to a different placement c) gone missing short-term (72 hours or less) or d) gone missing long-term (over 72 hours)?

This information is being requested from each Local Authority area in the UK.
Yours faithfully,
Unseen (UK)

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Dear Freedom of Information Team,
We have not received a response to our freedom of information request dated 08.01.19 (copy below). We would appreciate a response at your earliest convenience as this is now long overdue.
Kind regards,
Unseen (UK)
Dear Croydon Borough Council,
Please find below an FOI request relating to the trafficking of children and their subsequent care.
Unseen is providing safe accommodation for potentially trafficked foreign migrant children. The service has been developed with local authority, police and governmental partners and is Ofsted registered. Through running this service we have become aware of some systemic barriers that fundamentally prevent children from accessing the care and protection they need.
We would like to know, for each local authority in the UK:
1. How many potentially trafficked children you have identified in the last 12 months?
2. How many of these children have been non-UK Nationals?
3. Of the children identified what type of care placements have been sought? (foster care, secure, supported accommodation, children’s home, living independently)
4. How many children in this cohort have subsequently a) remained in their original placement b) moved to a different placement c) gone missing short-term (72 hours or less) or d) gone missing long-term (over 72 hours)?
This information is being requested from each Local Authority area in the UK.
Yours faithfully,
Unseen (UK)

FOI, Croydon Borough Council

Hi Kate apologies, we have chased the service and escalated to head of service to get a response asap.

Will let you know when we have a response.

Kind regards,

Steven Borg
Information Coordinator
Croydon Council

Digital Council of the Year

Information Team
Law & Governance Division
Resources Department
7th Floor, Zone C
Bernard Wetherill House,
Mint Walk, Croydon,
CR0 1EA

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Information, Croydon Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI request.

Please find original request in email below.

We are reviewing outstanding FOI requests with us.

We felt that your request need to be revisited.

Can you consider these options:

1) Wish your original request to be processed, as is;
2) Wish to submit a revised request;
3) Wish to withdraw your request entirely?

Could you respond to us within 14 days from the date on this email, otherwise we will consider this matter closed.

Kind regards,

Information Team

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Information, Croydon Borough Council

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Dear Kate Garbers,

Freedom of Information Request

Apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI request.

Please see attached the council's response to your Freedom of Information
request.

Yours sincerely

 

Information Coordinator

Croydon Council

 

 [1]cid:995D36CC-63D9-452C-921A-47E295D9BC0F

Digital Council of the Year

 

Information Team

Law & Governance Division

Resources Department

7^th Floor, Zone C

Bernard Wetherill House,

Mint Walk, Croydon,

CR0 1EA

 

 

 

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Information, Croydon Borough Council

2 Attachments

Dear Kate Garbers,

Freedom of Information Request

Apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI request.

Please see attached the council's response to your Freedom of Information
request.

Yours sincerely

 

Information Coordinator

Croydon Council

 

[1]cid:995D36CC-63D9-452C-921A-47E295D9BC0F

Digital Council of the Year

 

Information Team

Law & Governance Division

Resources Department

7^th Floor, Zone C

Bernard Wetherill House,

Mint Walk, Croydon,

CR0 1EA

 

 

 

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