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Freedom of Information Request

CIC Missing & Exploitation during COVID Lockdown

Received: 11 August 2021

1/ The number of Osman (threat to life) warnings provided to children in care (Looked After Children) since 23rd March 2020 and the onset of the pandemic (please detail from April onwards if easier) to the date this response is supplied.

2/ The total number of children in care who have gone missing and not returned since 23rd March 2020 and the onset of the pandemic (please detail from April onwards if easier) to the date this response is supplied.

3/ The youngest age of a child in care who went missing and has not returned since 23rd March 2020 and the onset of the pandemic (please detail from April onwards if easier) to the date this response is supplied.

4/ The total number of occasions children in care who have returned from a missing episode were found to have been exploited by county lines gangs (child criminal exploitation) while missing since 23rd March 2020 and the onset of the pandemic (please detail from April onwards if easier) to the date this response is supplied. This refers to numbers of missing episodes where this occurred. LAC may have faced this multiple times.

5/ The most number of missing episodes where an individual child had been found to have been exploited by county lines gangs while missing (child criminal exploitation) since 23rd March 2020 and the onset of the pandemic (please detail from April onwards if easier) to the date this response is supplied. This refers to numbers of missing episodes where this occurred, not numbers of exploitation events within a missing episode.

6/ The monthly number of all missing episodes (including multiple episodes relating to one LAC) since 23rd March 2020 and the onset of the pandemic (please detail from April onwards if easier) to the date this response is supplied.

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