1)Which organisation (if any) does the local authority commission to deliver Return Home Interviews for children who have been missing?
None, Return Home Interviews are carried out by employees of Devon County council.
2) How many Return Home Interviews were offered by your local authority (or commissioned service) from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019?
3) How many Return Home Interviews were delivered by your local authority (or commissioned service) from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019? (i.e. the child was actually interviewed)
4) How many times was child criminal exploitation (CCE), such as county lines, raised as an issue in these Return Home Interviews?
We may hold this information but as it is not recorded in a reportable field we consider it would require a manual review of 630 cases which even at a minimum of five minutes per case would take well in excess of the 18 hours allowed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 12 – Cost of Compliance.
5) Are Return Home Interviews only offered to Looked After Children, or are there other groups that are eligible for Return Home Interviews? If so, please list eligible groups.
Return home interviews are provided to all Devon missing young children who are reported to Devon County Council by the Police, whether they are Looked After Children with an allocated social worker or not. There are no set eligibility criteria.