Human Trafficking (1429_15)

Request

The number of Trafficking into the UK for Sexual Exploitation (Home Office Code 72/01) and Trafficking within the UK for Sexual Exploitation (72/02) offences recorded during the Calendar Years 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

 

The number of Home Office offence of exploitation that isn’t sexual (78/19) ` Trafficking People into the UK for the purpose of exploitation for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 if necessary.

 

The number of those Trafficking offences at Q1 with an outcome of `Charge’.

 

A summary of the training resources provided in this area

 

Information by place of birth, which is not necessarily their nationality, where recorded

 

The name of the Single Point of Contact on human trafficking and a summary of staff responsibility in tackling modern slavery.

 

Response

The number of Trafficking into the UK for Sexual Exploitation (Home Office Code 72/01) and Trafficking within the UK for Sexual Exploitation (72/02) offences recorded during the Calendar Years 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

 See Attachment

The number of Home Office offence of exploitation that isn’t sexual (78/19) ` Trafficking People into the UK for the purpose of exploitation for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 if necessary.

 As above

The number of those Trafficking offences at Q1 with an outcome of `Charge’.

 See Attachment

Information by place of birth, which is not necessarily their nationality, where recorded

See Attachment

A summary of the training resources provided in this area

 West Midlands Police are investing significant resources in training staff to recognise modern slavery. Over 2,200 front line staff have been trained on issues of slavery and other areas of vulnerability in 2014/15.

The Learning and Development department are currently producing a training package that will be delivered to a wider range of staff attending training days. WMP currently has a web page, poster campaign and officer guidance documents to support our capacity to recognise and deal with modern slavery.

 

https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/advice-centre/help-and-advice/modern-slavery/index.aspx

The name of the Single Point of Contact on human trafficking and a summary of staff responsibility in tackling modern slavery.

 DCI Thomas Chisholm is the force lead in this area.

All staff have a responsibility to tackle modern slavery. Uniformed response officers will often be the first persons to encounter potential victims of slavery. If criminal investigations are launched, Force CID will take ownership of forced labour offences whereas the Pubic Protection Unit will take ownership of Sexual Exploitation/Child exploitation type offences.

WMP can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information relevant to this request as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply by virtue of the following exemption:

Section 23(5) Information supplied by, or concerning, certain Security Bodies

Section 23 is a class based absolute exemption and there is no requirement to consider the public interest in this case.

 

Confirming or denying the existence of whether any other information is held would contravene the constrictions laid out within Section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in that this stipulates a generic bar on disclosure of any information applied by, or concerning, certain Security Bodies.

 

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