FOI Request - Looked After Children

Request 101000406282

Please release the following information relating to looked after children in the care of your authority for the period 1 September 2014 to 1 September 2015:

1.The total number of looked after children in the care of your authority that have been:
a.Identified as having been trafficked – including, but not limited to those identified through the National Referral Mechanism.  
b.Suspected of having been trafficked, 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 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 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 break down of these numbers by gender and nationality. If identification is a concern due to small numbers involved please give the total figures and specify whether the child is British / EU / non EU . For Q3 & Q4 please add the length of time the child was missing during each incident.

* “Separated children” are children, as defined in article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, who have been separated from both parents, or from their previous legal or customary primary caregiver, but not necessarily from other relatives. These may, therefore, include children accompanied by other adult family members.

Response 18-01-2016

Nil.

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