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Call Outs to Children's Homes

Question

1. Number of times the police were called out to residential children’s homes in the area covered by your police force by named children’s homes; and

Would you be able to provide me with details of call-outs? 

2. Would you also, please, send me copies of any policies or protocols in place that are intended to deal with policing and prosecution of children in residential children’s homes in your area.

 

Answer

Our records show that since April 2012 a total of 3,412 call cards were created with the location type of children’s home of those a police unit was dispatched to 1,413. These are calls received centrally to our communications department.  

Financial Year

Number of calls where a police unit was   dispatched

2012/13

220

2013/14

601

2014/15

592

We don’t have any specific protocols or policies, we deal with each case on a case by case basis and in liaison with our safeguarding partners – in particular the Local Authority.

 

FOI Reference: 1742/15