Dear Milton Keynes Council,

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

Unseen piloted safe accommodation for potentially trafficked foreign migrant children. The service was developed with local authority, police and governmental partners and was Ofsted registered. Through running this service we became 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)

Adams, Mark, Milton Keynes Council

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Dear Kate Garbers

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the response is
as follows:

 

1.            How many potentially trafficked children you have identified
in the last 12 months? 13

2.            How many of these children have been non-UK Nationals? 2

3.            Of the children identified what type of care placements have
been sought? (foster care, secure, supported accommodation, children’s
home, living independently) 5x in semi-independent placement, 1x
placement, 1x in Foster Care and 5 at home, 1x person in Prison

4.            How many children in this cohort have subsequently

 

a) remained in their original placement 5 have either stayed at home or in
the original placement

 

b) moved to a different placement 8

 

c) gone missing short-term (72 hours or less) 5

 

d) gone missing long-term (over 72 hours)? 5

 

If you have any informal queries in regards to the information then please
let me know, any new requests should go to [email address].

 

If you have a complaint about the handling of your request then please
contact me.  I will arrange for an internal review which will be
considered as part of Stage 2 of the Council’s complaints procedure.

 

You also have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow 

Cheshire 

SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mark Adams

Acting Senior Performance Analyst | Corporate Core

T: 01908 253746

E: [email address]

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Dear Mr Adams,
Thank you so much for your comprehensive reply to our freedom of information request, your time is very much appreciated.
Kind regards,
Unseen (UK)