FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

20 February 2020

Please release the following information relating to looked after children in the care of your authority for the period 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019:

 

1. The total number of looked after children in the care of your authority that have been:

a. Identified as having been trafficked or a victim of modern slavery – including, but not limited to, those identified through the National Referral Mechanism.

b. Suspected of having been a victim of trafficking or modern slavery , if not included in a.

c. Identified as an unaccompanied asylum seeking child (UASC) or a separated child.

 

2. The total number of looked after children in the care of your authority:

a. Identified or suspected as having been trafficked/victim of modern slavery and that have gone missing or absent.

b. Identified as an UASC or separated child and that have gone missing or absent.

 

3. The total number of individual incidents (which could involve the same child on more than one

occasion) of looked after children in the care of your authority:

a. Identified or suspected as having been trafficked/victim of modern slavery and that have gone missing or absent.

b. Identified as an UASC or separated child and that have gone missing or absent.

 

4. The total number of looked after children in the care of your authority that are still missing or absent (including those that subsequently turned 18 without being found) that were identified or suspected as having been trafficked or identified as an UASC or separated child.

 

5. For all of the above please provide a breakdown of these numbers by gender and nationality of the child (e.g. British, Vietnamese, etc.) If identification is a concern due to small numbers involved, please give the total figures and specify whether the child is British / an EU national / non EU national. For Q3 & Q4, please add the length of time the child was missing during each incident.

 

 

Please note that statutory duties include collecting and recording the following:

• Whether a child is a victim of trafficking/ modern slavery, or whether there is reason to believe they may be a victim

• Whether a child is an unaccompanied asylum seeking child (UASC)

• Data on children reported missing from care



East Herts Council Response

21 February 2020

Freedom of Information Act –  Information Request –

Further to your Freedom of Information request regarding:Child services

This is a function carried out by Hertfordshire County Council therefore your request should be sent to [email protected]

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire

Telephone 0303 123 1113 

https://ico.org.uk/

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

I apologise that your request cannot be met and should you have any further queries or information needs in the future then please contact me.

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Thank you for your request.