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FOI06887 Formal Response

Date received: 29 April 2020

Date response due: 29 May 2020

Date response provided: 30 April 2020

Your request and our response

I am writing to request information under the provisions laid out in the Freedom of Information Act (2000). My requests relate to the procedure of interviewing potential child victims of modern slavery/human trafficking.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide the following information within the specified time frames:

  1. The number of individuals under the age of 18 who are potential victims of modern slavery/human trafficking and have been interviewed by a Joint Investigation Team comprised of both children’s social care/children’s social services department and the local police force from April 2018 till present? 
  1. Please detail if the children's services department and the local police force in your area are co-located?
    • The term co-location to mean not only physically located together, but also the sharing of case management systems and processes. 
  1. Please provide a copy of any policy, guidance, training and/or instruction document on the use of joint interviewing for social workers and police officers in your Local Authority area.

I can confirm that Mid Devon District Council does not hold this information. Children’s Social Services in the Mid Devon area are the responsibility of Devon County Council, please direct your request to as I believe they will hold the information you require.

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