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967442
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading White Helmets: Syria more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether members of the White Helmets and their families evacuated from Syria vis Israel have arrived in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL9939 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Together with international partners, the UK is working to resettle members of the White Helmets and their families. Any resettlement to the UK will be in line with the established UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) process for identifying and resettling the most vulnerable refugees. Our prime concern for those coming to the UK under our resettlement schemes is their safety and protection as they arrive in this country. We believe that one way to protect their privacy and support their recovery and integration is to limit the amount of information about them that we make publicly available.</p><p>Notwithstanding this the Home Office is committed to publishing data on arrivals in an orderly way as part of the regular quarterly Immigration Statistics, in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL9940 more like this
HL9941 more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T12:51:36.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T12:51:36.553Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3364
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
967443
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading White Helmets: Syria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government where in the UK members of the White Helmets group evacuated from Syria via Israel (1) have been, and (2) will be settled. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL9940 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Together with international partners, the UK is working to resettle members of the White Helmets and their families. Any resettlement to the UK will be in line with the established UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) process for identifying and resettling the most vulnerable refugees. Our prime concern for those coming to the UK under our resettlement schemes is their safety and protection as they arrive in this country. We believe that one way to protect their privacy and support their recovery and integration is to limit the amount of information about them that we make publicly available.</p><p>Notwithstanding this the Home Office is committed to publishing data on arrivals in an orderly way as part of the regular quarterly Immigration Statistics, in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9939 more like this
HL9941 more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T12:51:36.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T12:51:36.617Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3364
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
967444
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading White Helmets: Syria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the White Helmets group and their families evacuated from Syria via Israel are now in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL9941 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Together with international partners, the UK is working to resettle members of the White Helmets and their families. Any resettlement to the UK will be in line with the established UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) process for identifying and resettling the most vulnerable refugees. Our prime concern for those coming to the UK under our resettlement schemes is their safety and protection as they arrive in this country. We believe that one way to protect their privacy and support their recovery and integration is to limit the amount of information about them that we make publicly available.</p><p>Notwithstanding this the Home Office is committed to publishing data on arrivals in an orderly way as part of the regular quarterly Immigration Statistics, in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL9939 more like this
HL9940 more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T12:51:36.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T12:51:36.677Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3364
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
947614
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to refer to the Independent Office for Police Conduct for investigation officers in Greater Manchester Police, Thames Valley Police, West Mercia Police, and Northumbria Police for any failure in their statutory duty to protect children from so-called “grooming gangs”. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL9879 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-07more like thismore than 2018-08-07
star this property answer text <p>In March 2015 the Home Office established the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to consider the extent to which institutions – including the police – have failed in their duty to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. The Inquiry has announced an investigation examining institutional responses to the sexual exploitation of children by organised networks.</p><p>This Government attaches the highest priority to tackling child sexual exploitation. We have declared it a national threat and this categorisation remains in force to empower police forces to apply their best skills and expertise to tackle the problem.</p><p>The Independent Office for Police Conduct operates independently of Government and the Home Secretary does not have the power to refer matters to it for investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9880 more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T12:05:05.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T12:05:05.447Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
947615
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will set up a national independent inquiry into whether police forces across the country failed to fulfil their statutory duty to protect children from so-called “grooming gangs” during the period 1995 to 2015. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL9880 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-07more like thismore than 2018-08-07
star this property answer text <p>In March 2015 the Home Office established the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to consider the extent to which institutions – including the police – have failed in their duty to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. The Inquiry has announced an investigation examining institutional responses to the sexual exploitation of children by organised networks.</p><p>This Government attaches the highest priority to tackling child sexual exploitation. We have declared it a national threat and this categorisation remains in force to empower police forces to apply their best skills and expertise to tackle the problem.</p><p>The Independent Office for Police Conduct operates independently of Government and the Home Secretary does not have the power to refer matters to it for investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9879 more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T12:05:05.527Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T12:05:05.527Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
76640
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Afghanistan more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Afghan interpreters granted visas to relocate to the United Kingdom will have the right to work without restriction. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL982 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for Afghan locally engaged civilians, including interpreters, will have full entitlement to access <br>employment.<br><br>A package of advice and assistance including how to access benefits and services will be available to those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for locally engaged staff. This will be delivered by the local authorities (or their partners) participating in the scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL983 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:42:00.2658376Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:42:00.2658376Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
76641
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Afghanistan more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government who will be responsible for providing the Afghan interpreters granted visas to relocate to the United Kingdom with information on and assistance with access to any social, welfare or housing benefits and services to which they are entitled. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL983 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for Afghan locally engaged civilians, including interpreters, will have full entitlement to access <br>employment.<br><br>A package of advice and assistance including how to access benefits and services will be available to those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for locally engaged staff. This will be delivered by the local authorities (or their partners) participating in the scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL982 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:42:01.0049317Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:42:01.0049317Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3829
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
947088
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: White Helmets more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the statement on the resettlement of White Helmets by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary on 22 July, whether members of that group will be resettled in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL9778 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-06more like thismore than 2018-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Together with international partners, the UK is working to resettle members of the White Helmets and their families. Any resettlement to the UK would be in line with the established UNHCR process for identifying and resettling the most vulnerable refugees where resettlement is the most appropriate durable solution for their circumstances and only where the eligibility criteria for our schemes is met.</p><p>We take the security of our resettlement process extremely seriously. When potential cases are submitted by the UNHCR for consideration, they are carefully screened and considered for suitability for entry to the UK. We take the utmost care to ensure that those people coming here undergo rigorous vetting.</p><p>As with all refugees resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, funding would be allocated to local authorities on a per capita basis, with tariff amounts and payment terms clearly set-out in the scheme’s funding instructions. The first 12 months of a refugee's resettlement costs are funded by central government using the Official Development Assistance budget. There is also an exceptional cases fund to assist the most vulnerable refugees.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9780 more like this
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less than 2018-08-06T15:20:28.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-06T15:20:28.677Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3364
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
947090
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: White Helmets more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the statement on the resettlement of White Helmets by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary on 22 July, whether they will ensure that before members of that group are relocated in the UK, local councils will be informed of the controversial reports relating to the White Helmets and appropriate financial and security support will be given to those councils. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL9780 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-06more like thismore than 2018-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Together with international partners, the UK is working to resettle members of the White Helmets and their families. Any resettlement to the UK would be in line with the established UNHCR process for identifying and resettling the most vulnerable refugees where resettlement is the most appropriate durable solution for their circumstances and only where the eligibility criteria for our schemes is met.</p><p>We take the security of our resettlement process extremely seriously. When potential cases are submitted by the UNHCR for consideration, they are carefully screened and considered for suitability for entry to the UK. We take the utmost care to ensure that those people coming here undergo rigorous vetting.</p><p>As with all refugees resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, funding would be allocated to local authorities on a per capita basis, with tariff amounts and payment terms clearly set-out in the scheme’s funding instructions. The first 12 months of a refugee's resettlement costs are funded by central government using the Official Development Assistance budget. There is also an exceptional cases fund to assist the most vulnerable refugees.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9778 more like this
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less than 2018-08-06T15:20:28.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-06T15:20:28.747Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3364
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
945612
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Informers: Children more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 18 are used as covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) in England and Wales, broken down by police force; and what was the total number of children used as CHIS in year since 2010. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL9741 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) is the legislation which governs the use of covert human intelligence sources (‘CHIS’). RIPA provides that restrictions on certain groups of CHIS can be imposed in secondary legislation. In 2000 the then Government put in place the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) Order 2000 which established an enhanced set of safeguards in relation to the use of juveniles as CHIS.</p><p>While investigators may wish to avoid the use of young people as CHIS, we must recognise that some juveniles are involved in serious crimes, as perpetrators and victims. Consequently, young persons may have unique access to information that is important in preventing and prosecuting gang violence and terrorism. This includes the troubling ‘county lines’ phenomenon which, along with the associated violence, drug dealing and exploitation, has a devastating impact on young people, vulnerable adults and local communities.</p><p>Those operating these powers have access to extensive guidance to ensure that the powers are used appropriately and that juveniles are suitably safeguarded. This includes the codes of practice and internal guidance. By way of example the CHIS guidelines issued by the National Police Chiefs Council runs to some 380 pages, which includes a chapter dedicated to Juvenile CHIS.</p><p>The welfare of the CHIS is taken very seriously in any deployment and the code of practice provides clear guidance on this issue saying at paragraph 6.13:</p><p><em>“Any public authority deploying a CHIS should take into account the safety and welfare of that CHIS when carrying out actions in relation to an authorisation or tasking, and the foreseeable consequences to others of that tasking. Before authorising the use or conduct of a CHIS, the authorising officer should ensure that a risk assessment is carried out to determine the risk to the CHIS of any tasking and the likely consequences should the role of the CHIS become known. This should consider the risks relating to the specific tasking and circumstances of each authorisation separately, and should be </em>updated to reflect developments during the course of the deployment, as well as after the deployment if contact is maintained. The ongoing security and welfare of the CHIS, after the cancellation of the authorisation, should also be considered at the outset and reviewed throughout the period of authorised activity by that CHIS.”</p><p>Welfare is even more important in cases involving young persons and the legislation requires that any decision to authorise the use of a juvenile as a CHIS must be accompanied by an enhanced risk assessment that takes into account the physical and psychological welfare of the young person.</p><p>Additionally, in 2015 the National Police Chiefs Council endorsed and published the National Strategy for the Policing of Children and Young people. This strategy says <em>“It is crucial that in all encounters with the police those below the age of 18 should be treated as children first. All officers must have regard to their safety, welfare and well-being as required under S10 and S11 of the Children Act 2004 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.”</em></p><p>Since 2000 the police and other public authorities have been applying those safeguards on the rare occasions where juveniles have been deployed as CHIS. Their use has been subject to the oversight of the Surveillance Commissioner and more recently the Investigatory Powers Commissioner. The Commissioner, like his predecessors, provides the guarantee of impartial and independent scrutiny of the use of these tactics. In relation to Juvenile CHIS there is enhanced oversight with the former Chief Surveillance Commissioner, Lord Judge, making clear during a debate on this issue in Parliament on 18 July 2018 that <em>“...in relation to any CHIS activity involving juveniles, the inspectors pay particular attention to see that the issues of welfare and so on have been properly addressed”.</em></p><p>The Investigatory Powers Commissioner, and previously the Surveillance Commissioner, is responsible for deciding what statistics to collect and publish. Statistics on the number of juvenile CHIS authorisations or the outcomes of cases in which they are used are not collected centrally or published but we know, from discussions with investigators, that juvenile CHIS are authorised in very small numbers as young people will not normally be deployed in this role unless there is no other way to achieve the same result. Going forward, Lord Justice Fulford will collect statistics on the number of juvenile CHIS in place and will consider how this information and his oversight in this area can appropriately be included in his annual reports in the future.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9742 more like this
HL9744 more like this
HL9745 more like this
HL9746 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T13:41:23.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T13:41:23.477Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this