Trafficking of children and their subsequent provision

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Shropshire Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Shropshire 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, Shropshire Council

Dear Ms Garbers

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 16/04/2019.  We are
currently processing your request in accordance with the relevant
legislation.

 

Your request is for information relating to Trafficking of Children

 

(Please note this may be a summary of your request and full details, as
outlined in the request, will be sent to the team providing the response).

 

If you feel the information is inaccurate or requires amendment, please
notify us as soon as possible using the contact details provided below. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Tel:                  01743 252179 / 252774 / 252747

Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]

Web:               [1]www.shropshire.gov.uk/access-to-information

 

 

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Karen Bradshaw, Shropshire Council

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Further to your recent request for information, please find attached our response.

Karen Bradshaw
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Shropshire Council

E mail:[email address]
PA Penny McLagan: [email address]

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