FOI: bereavement services

Poppy Damon made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to De Montfort University as part of a batch sent to 499 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear De Montfort University,

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20 working days from receiving my request.

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are available in your university or college. Please could you answer the following:

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students specific to bereavement? Y/N
+Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N
+Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement? Y/N
+Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of bereavement, such as losing a sibling?
+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?
+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?
+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that you have received this request.

Regards,
Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon
[Number Removed]

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Freedom of Information, De Montfort University

1 Atodiad

Dear Poppy

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email request below.

 

Your request is being considered and if the information is held you will
receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20
working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to
the information not being exempt.

 

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will contact you and ask you amend your request to bring it below this
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Yours sincerely,

 

Paul Starkey

Information Governance Manager

Legal Services

 

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

T: +44 (0) 116 257 7655

E: [2][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

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Freedom of Information, De Montfort University

1 Atodiad

Dear Poppy

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000-INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our response is as follows:

 

We do not provide specific bereavement support, but the needs of students
who experienced a bereavement would be covered by our general provisions
and regulations.

 

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students YES

+specific to bereavement? NO

Do you offer any support or counselling +services for students? YES

Do you have an institution  wide +policy/guidance regarding caring for
students following a bereavement? NO

Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students
who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of
bereavement, such as losing a sibling? N/A

+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions
and academic breaks in study after a bereavement? N/A

+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for
bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)? We are unable to answer this
question as we cannot disaggregate such spending from the winder
counselling and support services budget.

+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your
institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to
support students who have experienced bereavement while studying? N/A

 

 

If you have any queries please get in touch with me to discuss them.  You
might like to know that the University’s website [1]www.dmu.ac.uk contains
a section on the Freedom of Information Act that lists other publications
readily available from the University under its Publication Scheme.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Paul Starkey

Information Governance Manager

Legal Services

 

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

T: +44 (0) 116 257 7655

E: [2][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

Responsible for: Freedom of Information, Data Protection Act compliance
and Records Management

 

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you wish to do this please write to:

 

Regulations and Complaints Manager

Corporate Services

0.13 Trinity House

Leicester

Telephone (0116) 257 7694

 

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your complaint you have a right of appeal to the independent Information
Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700

[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

 

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Act 2000 request will be subject to copyright protection. In most cases
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permission.

 

From: Freedom of Information
Sent: 04 July 2019 16:04
To: Poppy Damon <[FOI #586571 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services
(Ref: 1041)

 

Dear Poppy

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email request below.

 

Your request is being considered and if the information is held you will
receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20
working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to
the information not being exempt.

 

If the time taken to meet your request is likely to exceed 18 hours, we
will contact you and ask you amend your request to bring it below this
time limit. We will assist you with suggestions of how this might be
achieved.

 

I may also contact you if the request needs to be clarified; this is to
ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

 

Please note that some information you have requested may not be provided
to you; this will only be information that can be withheld by law.  In
most cases the reasons will be explained to you along with your copy of
any information that can be released to you.

In order to ensure a prompt response to any communication, please ensure
that any further emails are copied to [5][De Montfort University request email].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Paul Starkey

Information Governance Manager

Legal Services

 

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

T: +44 (0) 116 257 7655

E: [6][email address]

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

Responsible for: Freedom of Information, Data Protection Act compliance
and Records Management

 

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