Trafficking of children and their subsequent care

Kate Garbers made this Freedom of Information request to Cumbria County Council

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Dear Cumbria County Council,
Please find below an FOI request relating to the trafficking of children and their subsequent care.

Unseen is providing safe accommodation for potentially trafficked foreign migrant children. The service has been developed with local authority, police and governmental partners and is Ofsted registered. Through running this service we have become 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 Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Ms Garbers

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

REFERENCE: IG 01106

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding trafficked children ,
which was received on 16 November 2018.

 

The council aims to provide you with the information within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days in this case the date is 14 December 2018. 
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Dear Information Governance,

We have yet to receive a reply to our freedom of information request, please could you respond as a matter of urgency as this is long overdue? Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Unseen (UK)

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Ms Garbers, please accept our apologies for the delay. We have chased the Service Area today for a response and hope to have this with you as soon as possible.

Regards

Moyra Robertson
Complaints and Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
Corporate Customer and Community Services
Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House | 117 Botchergate | CARLISLE | CA1 1RD
 
t: 01228 221234 
m: 07876576947
www.cumbria.gov.uk

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Dear Ms Garbers

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 / ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS
2004

REFERENCE: IG 01106

 

Please see attached for a response to your request for information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Corporate, Customer and Community Services • Cumbria County Council

Cumbria House • 117 Botchergate • Carlisle • CA1 1RD

E: [1][Cumbria County Council request email]

T: 01228 221234

 

 

 

 

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