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FOI / 3913 / 2019 - Deliberate fire setting of children

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Initial Request:

I work for a foster care company with regional offices across the UK and am writing a script for a training course on fire setting. The course is being compiled to support foster carers with children who may have the potential to set fires or who already do set deliberate fires.

I am hopeful that you can supply me with current statistics for the past year/ few years of deliberate fire setting of children and young people up to the age of 18 in your county. A breakdown of ages, numbers of deliberate fires, time of day, causal factors etc. would be most useful.

Final Response:

Please see our response on the attached Excel Spreadsheet.

Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.

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