FOI: bereavement services

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

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University of Edinburgh,

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

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Damon,

 

Thank you for your email of 3 July 2019 requesting information about
bereavement services.  I am writing to let you know that we have received
your request and will process it as soon as possible, by no later than 31
July 2019. 

 

The University of Edinburgh's privacy notice, which describes how we use
the information you have supplied about yourself and your request, is
available on-line at
[1]https://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management/....

 

Best wishes,

 

Lorraine Orr

 

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh

Old College

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

 

Email: [2][email address]   

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336.

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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Dear Ms Damon

 

Thank you for your email of 3 July 2019 requesting information about
bereavement support at the University of Edinburgh.  Please find attached
our correspondence.

 

Best wishes,

 

Lorraine Orr

 

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh

Old College

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336.

Dear Records Management,

Am I right to say you do not have any specific counselling provisions for bereaved students? Also, there is no bereavement policy?

The reply wasn't to the structure specified in our request so it's difficult to ascertain a yes or no answer to these questions.

Yours sincerely,

Poppy Damon

PETERS Lorraine, University of Edinburgh

Dear Ms Damon,

The University does not have a specific bereavement policy. However, the University's Student Mental Health Strategy, its Assessment Regulations, Special Circumstances Policy, and interruption of study guidance, all provide directly relevant guidance to our staff members and students. In addition, staff are provided with training and resources designed to aid them in helping distressed students.

The University provides counselling for all students who seek it, including those suffering bereavement. For those suffering bereavement, this usually takes the form of face-to-face therapy with a qualified counsellor. There is no prescribed provision for students seeking help for any issue. This is because the help provided varies according to the specific needs of the individual student.

Please let me know if you require any further clarification.

Best wishes,

Lorraine Orr

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