Trafficking of children and their subsequent provision

Kate Garbers made this Freedom of Information request to Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Sefton 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)

Information, Sefton Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 2268265

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Dear Ms Garbers
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 16 April
2019. 
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 17 May 2019.
 
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Information request
Our reference: 2268265

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Dear Ms Garbers
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 16 April 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kayleigh Hogg
Admin
 
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