Dear Richmondshire District 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)

Cantrell, Sheila, Richmondshire District Council

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RDC FOI Ref: 6165 – Children’s Services

Dear Ms Garbers

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Your request for information has now been considered. However
unfortunately we do not hold the information.

Reasons for non-disclosure

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Children Services is a County Council function not District

North Yorkshire County Council

County Hall

Northallerton

North Yorkshire

DL7 8AD

Tel: 0845 8 72 73 74

Fax: 01609 532009

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