Trafficking of children and their subsequent care

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Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough 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)

FOI Officer, North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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From: Kate Garbers <[FOI #548636 email]>
Sent: 29 January 2019 11:46
To: FOI Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Trafficking of children and
their subsequent care [Scanned]

 

*EXTRNL*
Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough 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)

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From: Kate Garbers <[7][FOI #548636 email]>
Sent: 29 January 2019 11:46
To: FOI Officer <[8][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Trafficking of children and
their subsequent care [Scanned]

 

*EXTRNL*
Dear North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough 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)

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[9][FOI #548636 email]

Is [10][North Tyneside Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council? If
so, please contact us using this form:
[11]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[12]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
[13]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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