FOI: bereavement services

Poppy Damon made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to MidKent College as part of a batch sent to 499 authorities

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Dear MidKent College,

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

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Dear Poppy,

 

Please find below our response to your FOI request dated 3^rd July 2019. 

 

1.    Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for
students specific to bereavement?

Yes

2.    Do you offer any support or counselling services for students?

Yes

3.    Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for
students following a bereavement?

No

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?

The College would offer counselling and support for students who had
sustained bereavement of someone they were close to. This would include
friends as well as family.

5.    Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering
extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?

We carry out a Fitness to Study which supports, breaks in learning, return
to study and includes any form of support a student may need including
counselling. This is not specific to bereavement but can be used to
support a student who has sustained a bereavement.

6.    How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services
for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?

No data available

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?

No opinion

 

Kind Regards,

 

FOI Team

 

 

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