Freedom of information response

Children Missing from Council Care

Publication date: 
Friday 27 March 2020

1. How many looked after children currently missing from your care have been missing for

a. 16-20 days

b. 21-30 days

c. More than 30 days


a. 0

b. 0

c. Fewer than 5

We are unable to provide an exact number for question c as:

  • There is a low number involved.

  • The release of this information could identify individuals which would constitute their personal data under the Data Protection Act

  • There is no prior expectation on the part of these individuals that their personal information would be published in the wider public domain under the FOI Act

  • Personal data of any other person is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Data Protection Act.

However in the interests of transparency we are able to provide this information to you categorised as fewer than 5 to give you an indication of the figures

You are free to use any information supplied to you for your own use, including non-commercial research purposes.  However, any other type of re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Request reference:
FOI 9883