Dear South Kesteven 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)

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Kate Garbers,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1546302

Your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 cannot be considered. This is because your request falls within the remit of Lincolnshire County Council and therefore you should redirect your request to them at [email address]<mailto:[email address]> or visit their website at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk<http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk>.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

Lincolnshire County Council by email at [email address]<mailto:[email address]> or by telephone on 01522 552222.

Regards,

Your Customer Service Team

South Kesteven District Council

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