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FOI 13951

Unaccompanied minors

Request

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information regarding your council's intake of lone child refugees over the past year, and the number of these minors (if any) have gone missing during this time.

How many unaccompanied minors has your council taken in overall over the past year (April 2016 – March 2017)?How many unaccompanied minors are in the care of your council at present?How many of the unaccompanied minors your council has taken (if any) have
gone missing from local authority care (incl foster placements) over the past year (April 2016 - March 2017) for a period longer than two days?How many unaccompanied minors has your council taken in under the Dubs amendment over the past year (April 2016 – March 2017)?How many child refugees has your council taken in under the National Transfer Scheme over the past year (April 2016 - March 2017)?Could your council take in more child refugees with no extra funding? If so how many?Could your council take in more child refugees with extra funding? If so how many?
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits, please provide advice and assistance,
under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

Response

How many unaccompanied minors has your council taken in overall over the past year (April 2016 - March 2017)?How many unaccompanied minors are in the care of your council at present?How many of the unaccompanied minors your council has taken (if any) have
gone missing from local authority care (incl foster placements) over the past year (April 2016 - March 2017) for a period longer than two days?How many unaccompanied minors has your council taken in under the Dubs amendment over the past year (April 2016 - March 2017)?How many child refugees has your council taken in under the National Transfer Scheme over the past year (April 2016 - March 2017)?Could your council take in more child refugees with no extra funding? If so how many?Could your council take in more child refugees with extra funding? If so how many?
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits, please provide advice and assistance,
under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

We can confirm that your request has been deemed:
1. NOT to relate [in whole or part] to recorded information held by Brentwood Borough Council Housing Services. Brentwood Borough Council is part of a two-tier Authority. Children’s services are dealt with by Essex County Council to whom you may wish to re-direct your request.
2. Is not data personal to yourself.
3. Does not require an obligation to create new information.
4. Is not related to prohibited and/or exempt information (other than as marked above where relevant).
5. Is a valid request.
6. Does not place an unreasonable burden on resources and/or exceed the set costs limited.
7. Not to require a charge to be levied to the information requester.