How many unaccompanied non-UK children (under the age of 18) having arrived in the UK, are currently in the care of Brentwood Borough Council? Please provide figures for this year as well as for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. By 'care', please include both council care homes and council-arranged foster care.
For the same period, please confirm the number of these children who absconded, disappeared or otherwise left the Council's care without the Council's knowledge, and who remain unaccounted for.
I can advise you that the information you require is held by Essex County Council and not Brentwood Borough Council.
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