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Childrens homes - 225/19

Date Responded 19 March 2019

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:

Would you please provide the following information for the year 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018.

You may find it helpful to obtain a copy of the most recent list of children’s homes addresses in your area which are sent regularly by Ofsted to each force’s Chief Constable (please contact your Chief Constable’s Staff Officer to obtain a copy of this list):

Q1: The total number of times the police were called out to residential children’s homes in the area covered by your police force.

Q2: If possible, please break down these figures by home as follows:

Home  Total no. of call outs

Home 1           20

Home 2           53

NB we understand that you are not able to disclose the names or locations of homes.

Q3: If possible, please break the figures down by reason for call-out.

In Response:

The data has been taken from recording systems, using the search facility to find each address, from the most recent list we hold, and then record all of the incidents at each of those addresses.

If a home has had no incidents, the home will not be represented in the data.

The data above relates to the number of incidents at each of these homes, not the number of times an attendance by an office had been made.  To do this all incidents would have to be read through and due to the numbers involved the FOI would become subject to a section 12 exemption.

With the above in mind I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.


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