Dear Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,

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)

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Information request
Our reference: 983197

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 7 February
2019 concerning:
 
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)?
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 7 March 2019.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we
will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
The Information Management Team
 
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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Information request
Our reference: 983297
Your reference: [FOI #550871 email]

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 

We note that you have previously submitted a request for 'Trafficking of
children and their subsequent care ', referenced 983197 on 07/02/2019. The
due date for this requestis 07/03/2019. 

As a result, this request 983297 will be refused under section 14 (2) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the basis that it is a repeated
request.

This response acts as a Refusal Notice under section 17 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 in respect of this information.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the Information Management Team at:

[1][RBKC request email]

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45

Fax: 01625 524510

Web: [2]www.ico.gov.uk

 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Information Management Team
 
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Information request
Our reference: 983197

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Dear Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 7 February 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 

If you are dissatisfied with your response please send your Internal
Review request to the email address below.

[1][RBKC request email]

 
Yours faithfully
 
 

Information Management Team

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

 
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