FOI: bereavement services

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Dear Green Templeton College, Oxford,

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
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Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Green Templeton FOI, Green Templeton College, Oxford

Dear Poppy,

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act for information about bereavement services.

I confirm receipt of the request and we will respond to you within the 20 working days required by the legislation.

Best wishes
Kirsty Taylor

Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
gtc.ox.ac.uk | [Green Templeton College request email] | +44 (0)1865 284596

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Green Templeton FOI, Green Templeton College, Oxford

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Dear Georgia Coan and Poppy Damon,
 
Thank you for your request for information, which has been considered
under the Freedom of Information Act.
 
Your request
 
1.      Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for
students specific to bereavement? Y/N
2.      Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N
3.      Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring
for students following a bereavement? Y/N
4.      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?
5.      Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering
extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?
6.      How much money did you allocate to counselling and support
services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?
7.      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?
 
Our response
 

 1. No, we would refer students to the University Counselling Service,
their GP or our College Nurse for guidance in seeking bereavement
counselling services.
 2. Yes, Green Templeton College offers support for students on an
informal basis. Examples of the support provided include (but are not
limited to): listening and talking to students; helping students plan
a visit home for the funeral and helping find funds for such a visit;
talking through their options with respect to taking a break from
their studies;  helping with communication with key people; and
putting them in touch with bereavement counselling services such as
Cruse Bereavement Care.
 3. No.
 4. Not applicable.
 5. If a student reports that they have been bereaved, we would support
them to explore their options for any examination adjustments and/or
academic breaks/suspension from studies. If a student decides they
would benefit from an extension or a submission of mitigating
circumstances, then we would submit this request, with their consent,
to the Proctors, who make the decision on behalf of the university
([1]https://academic.web.ox.ac.uk/examinatio...).
 6. Not applicable.
 7. We don't wish to offer an opinion.

 
Best wishes
Kirsty Taylor
 
 
Kirsty Taylor
 
Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
[2]gtc.ox.ac.uk | [3][Green Templeton College request email] | +44 (0)1865 284596
 
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