Dear University of Derby,

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
[Number Removed]

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

UOD - FOI, University of Derby

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Dear Georgia and Poppy,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI/1868

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 3^rd July 2019.   
                         

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me or
alternatively email the Freedom of Information Team at [1][University of Derby request email].

 

Kind Regards

 

 

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|Corporate Information| |
|Governance and | |
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UOD - FOI, University of Derby

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Dear Georgia and Poppy,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI/1868

 

To enable the University to continue processing your request, please can
you clarify the following queries:

 

You asked us:

 

+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?

 

Could you please clarify:

 

Are these 2 questions meant to be split, the wording of the first question
seems incomplete.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me or
alternatively email the Freedom of Information Team at [1][University of Derby request email].

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

 

+---------------------------------+
|Keira Shetliffe | |
|Information | |
|Governance Assistant | |
|Corporate Information| |
|Governance and | |
|Assurance | |
|  | |
|T: 01332 59 2151 | |
|E: [2][University of Derby request email]| |
|  | |
|University of Derby, | |
|Kedleston Road, | |
|Derby |  |
|DE22 1GB |[4]Tef Gold|
|[3]University of |[5]Gradiuan|
|Derby |top 30 |
+---------------------------------+

 

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Dear Keira,

Thank you so much for your swift reply. I am not sure I understand your question. Is there a number I can give you a call on?

Best wishes,

Poppy Damon

UOD - FOI, University of Derby

Dear Poppy,
I am just leaving for annual leave however you can call our team on 01332 592151 and one of my colleagues will be able to help you.

When reviewing your request I felt that "+services for students? Y/N Do you have an institution wide" was an incomplete question and wondered if it was meant to be " +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?"

Kind regards,

Keira Shetliffe
Information Governance Assistant
Corporate Information Governance and Assurance

T: 01332 59 2151
E: [University of Derby request email]

University of Derby,
Kedleston Road,
Derby
DE22 1GB

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UOD - FOI, University of Derby

Hello Poppy,
I am just following up on my message to you last week.

My colleagues had said that they hadn’t heard from yourself regarding our request for clarification.

At the moment your FOI request is still on hold until clarification is received.
Please give me a call or contact me via email to discuss.

Kind regards,

Keira Shetliffe
Information Governance Assistant
Corporate Information Governance and Assurance

T: 01332 59 2151
E: [University of Derby request email]

University of Derby,
Kedleston Road,
Derby
DE22 1GB

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Dear UOD - FOI,

Yes, we are asking if you offer specific services to bereaved students.

Yours sincerely,

Poppy Damon

UOD - FOI, University of Derby

Hello Poppy,

Apologies I am not sure that your response answers my original request for clarification.

The formatting of the questions, I believe, was miss aligned. Could you please confirm:

You asked us:

+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?

Could you please clarify:

Are these 2 questions meant to be split, the wording of the first question seems incomplete.

Should it read: 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?

Kind regards,

Keira Shetliffe
Information Governance Assistant
Corporate Information Governance and Assurance

T: 01332 59 2151
E: [University of Derby request email]

University of Derby,
Kedleston Road,
Derby
DE22 1GB

We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by this University and who we share that data with. Stop and think before you send your email. For further guidance visit - https://www.derby.ac.uk/its/datagov/

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear UOD - FOI,

Yes, they're split questions.

Yours sincerely,

Poppy Damon

UOD - FOI, University of Derby

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Dear Poppy,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI/1868

 

I acknowledge receipt of the clarification I sought relating to the above
FOI (received 11/07/2019).                            

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me or
alternatively email the Freedom of Information Team at [1][University of Derby request email].

 

Kind Regards

 

+---------------------------------+
|Keira Shetliffe | |
|Information | |
|Governance Assistant | |
|Corporate Information| |
|Governance and | |
|Assurance | |
|  | |
|T: 01332 59 2151 | |
|E: [2][University of Derby request email]| |
|  | |
|University of Derby, | |
|Kedleston Road, | |
|Derby |  |
|DE22 1GB |[4]Tef Gold|
|[3]University of |[5]Gradiuan|
|Derby |top 30 |
+---------------------------------+

 

We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by this
University and who we share that data with. Stop and think before you send
your email. For further guidance visit -
[6]https://www.derby.ac.uk/its/datagov/

 

 

 

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The University of Derby has a published policy regarding email and
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UOD - FOI, University of Derby

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Dear Poppy and Georgia,
  
Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI/1868

Thank you for your recent request for information.

 

Your request and our responses:

 

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? No

+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? No

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

Special provision (for extensions etc.) will be determined by individual
need. Students can request an academic break from study and this can be
agreed in line with wider criteria for such requests. Students can request
a deadline extension due to extenuating circumstances (EEC) for submission
of work, and this is assessed on a case by case basis. If they have
accessed ongoing counselling, counsellors can supply evidence in support
of a student’s application for EECs.

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

£0, there is no specific budget allocated 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?

Opinions do not qualify as an FOI request, therefore this question is N/A

 

The information that we provide in response to the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests are subject to copyright protection. The
copyright is owned by either the University or a third party. Simply
because the information is available under the legislation does not mean
the University or the third party has waived its copyright.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you should
write to:

Mr J Eaglesfield
IT Services
University of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby
DE22 1GB

 

Please quote your FOI reference no. and ask that your request be
reviewed under the University’s internal appeals procedure.

 

If after the appeal process you are still dissatisfied, you can complain
to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545700 [1]www.informationcommissioner.org.uk

 

Kind Regards

 

 

 

+---------------------------------+
|Keira Shetliffe | |
|Information | |
|Governance Assistant | |
|Corporate Information| |
|Governance and | |
|Assurance | |
|  | |
|T: 01332 59 2151 | |
|E: [2][University of Derby request email]| |
|  | |
|University of Derby, | |
|Kedleston Road, | |
|Derby |  |
|DE22 1GB |[4]Tef Gold|
|[3]University of |[5]Gradiuan|
|Derby |top 30 |
+---------------------------------+

 

We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by this
University and who we share that data with. Stop and think before you send
your email. For further guidance visit -
[6]https://www.derby.ac.uk/its/datagov/

 

 

Sensitivity: Internal

The University of Derby has a published policy regarding email and
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References

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5. https://www.derby.ac.uk/
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