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Freedom of Information Request

Safeguarding Incidents concerning the Secure Transport of a Looked After Child in our Care

Received: 18 December 2020

1/ For each of the last five financial years from 2016/17 up to the current date this request is answered, please provide the number of safeguarding incidents (sometimes logged as a section 47 investigations in England, but logged differently in other nations, and not always so in England) concerning the secure transport of a Looked After Child in the care of the authority? For each incident, please describe the nature of the incident. i.e. alleged physical assault.

2/ For each of the last five financial years from 2016/17 up to the current date this request is answered, on how many occasions were you informed that a Looked After Child under your care had gone missing or absconded while being collected, transported or delivered (including rest/fuel stops) to a location by a secure transport company?

3/ What is the longest period a child is known to have been missing for after going missing or absconding from secure transport while in the care of the authority? Please state if the child was not found.

4/ What is the youngest age (in years) of a child who has gone missing or absconded from secure transport while in the care of the authority?

Please send me the data requested in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or as a csv file, using the template provided.

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