Information relating to Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery

Reference: 16002

Date Added: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Question

 

Please provide details of:

1a) data on funding the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has allocated to activities related to human trafficking and/or modern slavery (for example, but not limited to: a dedicated unit, staff training, prevention, investigation, prosecution, awareness campaigns) within its force area for the years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17. If this is not possible or too broad please refer to 1b)

1b) data on any funding the PCC has allocated to activities related to human trafficking and/or modern slavery (for example, but not limited to: a dedicated unit, staff training, prevention, investigation, prosecution, awareness campaigns) within its force area since 2012. If this is not possible or too broad, please refer to 1c)

1c) data on any funding the PCC has allocated to activities related to human trafficking and/or modern slavery (for example, but not limited to: a dedicated unit, staff training, prevention, investigation, prosecution, awareness campaigns) within its force area in 2014-15.

2)If the PCC hasn’t allocated any funding specifically to activities related to human trafficking and/or modern slavery (for example, but not limited to staff training, prevention, investigation, prosecution, awareness campaigns) within its force area since 2012 please confirm that in writing.

3a) Please provide details of the time period covered by the latest Police and Crime Plan.

3b) Does the latest Police and Crime Plan include any reference to human trafficking and/or modern slavery? Please answer yes or no.

3c) If the answer at 3b) is no, please provide any other document that may contain any plan specifically dedicated to human trafficking/modern slavery within the force area dating back to 2012.

4) If the force area hasn’t had/doesn’t a plan specifically dedicated to human trafficking and/or modern slavery since 2012, can you please confirm that in writing.

 

Answer

 

1a) The Police and Crime Commissioner is required under the Specified Information Order to publish details of any grant funding he provides. This information can be found on the Commissioner’s website:

www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/commissioning/tier-2-partnership-fund/successful-applicants-201415/

1b) Not Applicable – see response to 1a

1c) Not Applicable – see response to 1a

2) Not applicable

3a) The Police and Crime Plan along with all updates to the Plan are available on our website:

www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/plan/

3b) Under the Freedom of Information Act we are only required to provide information that we hold. For access to our Police and Crime Plan please access the following link:

www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/plan/

3c) No information held. This is something that is operational in nature and would be held by Gwent Police if in existence. You may therefore wish to contact Gwent Police on foi@gwent.pnn.police.uk

4) See response to 3c.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information with regard to an exempt body 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.