FOI: bereavement services

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Dear University Centre Somerset,

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

Freedom of Information, University Centre Somerset

Dear Ms Damon

I confirm that your Freedom of Information request has been received and that a response to your request will be sent by the 1 August 2019 or before.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
Bridgwater & Taunton College | Bridgwater Campus | Bath Road | BRIDGWATER | TA6 4PZ | UK |
Tel: +44(0)1278 455464

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Freedom of Information, University Centre Somerset

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Dear Ms Damon

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your Freedom of
Information request.  Please see below for our answers to your questions.

 

·         Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for
students

 

Yes Bridgwater & Taunton College has its own Counselling Service and
students are reminded of this if a student bereavement occurs

 

·         specific to bereavement? Y/N

 

Yes Counsellors are appropriately trained to counsel those who have lost a
friend or family member

 

·         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, but staff are aware of Procedures to follow in the event of the death
of a student and these include referring to the Counselling Team

 

·         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? 

 

All forms of bereavement

 

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

 

This is dealt with on a case by case basis and handled with sensitivity

 

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

 

c £100K.

 

·         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?

 

We are not provided with specific funding from the government for
bereavement

 

I trust you will find this information useful for your request.

 

Regards

Marcus Holder |  Director of Finance  
Bridgwater & Taunton College | Bridgwater Campus | Bath Road
| BRIDGWATER | TA6 4PZ | UK |
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