Dear Scarborough 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, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Ms Garbers

 

Email Address: [FOI #552555 email]

FOI Request Reference: FOIA6446 - Trafficking of Children

Thank you for your written communication of 14/02/2019

Your request has been referred to the responsible officer and a response
should be made within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days from the
date of receipt.

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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Legal and Democratic Services

Scarborough Borough Council

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FOI, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Ms Garbers

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – FOIA6446

 

Thank you for your request which has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). You requested the following information:

 

Request

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)?

 

Response

Scarborough Borough Council does not hold the information you are seeking.
North Yorkshire County Council are the responsible authority, who can be
contacted as follows:-

 

Data Management Officer

North Yorkshire County Council

County Hall

Northallerton

DL7 8AD

01609 533219

 

[1][email address]  

 

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Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
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Yours sincerely

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Legal and Democratic Services

Scarborough Borough Council

e:  [4][Scarborough Borough Council request email]

t: 01723 232323

f: 0870 2384159

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