FOI Request - Children in Care Missing

Request 101000305847

I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act to establish how many looked after children (that the council has/had full or shared responsibility for) have gone missing since January 1, 2010, and not been found/returned to care.  I understand the council may not hold information to say if they are currently still 'missing', however I would like to know if either you still record them as missing, or they were recorded at missing at the point the council's responsibility for them ceased (eg. due to age, death, etc.).

Here are the questions:

Since January 1, 2010:

1. Please provide the total number of children/young people that the council has/had full or shared responsibility for who have gone missing and not been found/returned to care. I understand the council may not hold the information to say if they are currently still 'missing', however I would like to know if either you still record them as missing, or they were recorded as missing at the point the council's responsibility for them ceased (eg. due to age, death, etc.).

2. Please provide a breakdown for EACH of these children/young people stating:
a) Their age (at the time they went missing)
b) Their gender (at the time they went missing)
c) The date they went missing
d) If they are still recorded as missing/whereabouts unknown, or similar
e) If they were recorded as missing at the point the council's responsibility for them ceased due to a reason other than death (please state that reason, eg. age, and if: (please select one of the three options)
- it is known that they are still missing
- unknown if they are missing or no longer missing (ie, the council does not hold information)
- known that they returned from being missing after the responsibility ceased
f) If they were recorded as missing at the point the council's responsibility for them ceased due to death.

Response 08-12-2014

1. None

2. N/A

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