FOI: bereavement services

Poppy Damon made this Freedom of Information request to Stockton Sixth Form College as part of a batch sent to 500 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Stockton Sixth Form 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

Debbie Lawrence,

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+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students
specific to bereavement? Y/N   YES

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

+Do you have an institution  wide policy/guidance regarding caring for
students following a bereavement? Y/N   Not specific to bereavement but
covered by general safeguarding

+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?   Would be assessed on student
needs basis.

+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions
and academic breaks in study after a bereavement? We would follow JCQ
access arrangements, reasonable adjustments and special considerations

+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for
bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?  Unable to provide this
information as the College has gone through merger and then become a part
of a MAT during this time frame, but as a guide £3700 has been spent on
Psychological & wellbeing support during this academic year, we cannot
separate out specific amounts for bereavement.

+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?

 

 

Debbie Lawrence
Deputy Finance Manager
Tees Valley Collaborative Trust

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Guisborough campus 01287 280 800 - [2]www.pursglove.ac.uk
Stockton campus 01642 612 611 - [3]www.stocktonsfc.ac.uk
Errington Primary 01642 482 002 - [4]www.erringtonprimary.co.uk

 

 

 

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