FOI: bereavement services

Poppy Damon made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Morley College as part of a batch sent to 500 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Morley 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

Luke Howson, Morley College

Please see below for answers.;

Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students specific to bereavement? - Yes we do, we have a counselling service for students on Higher and Advanced Learning courses and bereavement is something we offer counselling support for- Our counsellors are trained in bereavement counselling services for students .

Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement? Not specific, but we have a student support policy including counselling.

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? No, we are an adult college so not appropriate to have this as much as it would be in other settings

Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement? Bereavement is an extenuating circumstance that is factored into all requests for extensions and we follow awarding body guidance on this

How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019) - We don’t disaggregated cost support for bereavement support specifically

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? Counselling support generally is something we would definitely benefit from more funding for

Thanks
Luke

Luke Howson
Student Services Manager
Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7HT
 
T: 020 7450 1845
F: 020 7928 4074
E: [email address]
www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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