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Family Liaison Officers - 672/18

Date Responded 22 August 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1/ In the following years, how many qualified Family Liaison officers were employed by the force?

2002-2003

2007-2008

2012-2013

2017-2018 

2/ In the following years, how much funding (in £) was invested in family liaison training and support by the force?

2002-2003

2007-2008

2012-2013

2017-2018 

3/ In the following years, how many officers were trained as family liaison officers by the force?

2002-2003

2007-2008

2012-2013

2017-2018 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the HR Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

The data at points 1 and 3 should be read in conjunction with the notes below.

  • Data only provided for the years requested however there were training courses provided in other financial years.
  • Data for financial year 2002-2003 is not available as this was held on a previous Personnel System.

The data provided in response to the questions relates only to those who are current officers. To provide data on those officers who have left the force would exceed the permitted time constraints, therefore to avoid your whole request being refused under Section 12 we have provided information that may assist. 

1. 

Financial Year           Qualified Family Liaison Coordinators

2007/2008                               125

2012/2013                               163

2017/2018                               208 

2.  2002/2003 and 2007/2008 – This information is not retained.  Therefore, no information held.

In relation to internal training, we do not hold any information or cost on any internal FLO training given. 

Costs of external training courses identified to FLOs training were:

  • 2012/13   -  £2,401
  • 2017/18  -   £1,964 

3. 

Financial Year            Family Liaison Officers Trained

2007/18                                   23

2012/13                                   10

2017/18                                   12 

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