Human Trafficking (3657_13)

Request

1. Budgets or any other resources allocated for anti-trafficking activities by the Force for 2012 (allocated) and 2013 (indicative)
2. A copy of the current strategy or any other document which sets out what actions are to be taken by the Force to combat trafficking in human beings as mandated by the UK Government Human trafficking Strategy (2011)
3. Measures taken by the Force in 2012 to combat trafficking in human beings

Response

We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email I am afraid that I am not required by statute to release all of the information requested. Please find attached a number of redacted documents. This letter serves as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) for the parts of the document that have not been released.

REASONS FOR DECISION

The Freedom of Information Act places two responsibilities on public authorities, the first of which is to confirm what information it holds and secondly to then disclose that information, unless exemptions apply.

In this case, this letter represents a Refusal Notice for the redacted parts of the attached document. The information is exempt by virtue of

Section 23 (1) Information supplied by, or concerning, certain security bodies

Section 23 is an absolute class-based exemption and therefore there is no requirement to conduct a harm or public interest test.

Attachments

Human Trafficking Briefing Note
3657_Attachment_01
Op Sentinel Newsletter Aug
Op Sentinel Newsletter Issue 2
Op Sentinel Newsletter Issue 3
Operation Eagle Strategic Plan

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