Dear Leeds College of Art,

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
07949 434 136

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Fiona Bagchi, Leeds College of Art

Dear Ms Damon

I have forwarded your request to the University's Compliance Officer.

Yours sincerely

Fiona Bagchi

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From: Poppy Damon <[FOI #586676 email]>
Sent: 03 July 2019 18:33:04
To: Fiona Bagchi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services
 
Dear Leeds College of Art,

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
07949 434 136

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

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Katie Machin, Leeds College of Art

Dear Poppy
Many thanks for your email dated 03/07/2019 relating to bereavement
services at Leeds Arts University. 
Your request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and will be answered within twenty working days. 
Can I kindly ask you to direct any future enquiries
to [email address]. Fiona Bagchi is no longer responsible for Freedom
of Information requests at the University, so if you could please update
your records to reflect this change it will allow us to respond to any
future requests in a more efficient and timely manner. 
If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Best wishes,
Katie

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From: Poppy Damon <[FOI #586676 email]>
Sent: 03 July 2019 18:33
To: Fiona Bagchi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services
 
Dear Leeds College of Art,

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
07949 434 136

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

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Katie Machin, Leeds College of Art

Dear Poppy

 

Thank you for your email dated 03/07/2019 where you requested information
on bereavement services at Leeds Arts University. 

 

I can confirm that the University holds this information which has been
detailed below in red.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, then you have
the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should
be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of this response and
should be addressed to: the Vice Chancellor, Leeds Arts University,
Blenheim Walk, Leeds, LS2 9AQ. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. 

 

Yours sincerely, 
Katie

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From: Poppy Damon <[1][FOI #586676 email]>
Sent: 03 July 2019 18:33
To: Fiona Bagchi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services

 

Dear Leeds College of Art,

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? Counsellors cover bereavement as part of our
counselling provision.  We are looking at setting up a bereavement
workshop next year. 
+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? The support provision for
bereavement offered by our counsellors does not distinguish between
different relationships to the student. Any bereavement is covered by our
counsellors.   
+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions
and academic breaks in study after a bereavement? Extenuating
circumstances cover bereavement.
+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for
bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)? This figure is not available, as
we do not separate out services relating to bereavement from our other
counselling provisions
+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
07949 434 136

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

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