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.
Do you have a policy or protocol which covers the transfer of young people from police custody to local authority accommodation? If so, please could we be sent a copy.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Custody 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.
Please see the attached “Joint Northumbria Protocol For The Provision Of Appropriate Adult Services And Local Authority Accommodation” which covers the transfer of young people from police custody to local authority accommodation.
Custody to LA Accommodation Policy - 519/20
FOI 519-20 Protocol for the Provision of Local Authority Services.docx.pdf