FOI: bereavement services

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

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Dear Bournemouth and Poole 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

Annie Rollinson, Bournemouth and Poole College

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Freedom of Information, Bournemouth and Poole College

Dear Poppy

Thank you for your email of 3 July 2019 requesting information about
bereavement services.  I am Bournemouth & Poole College's Freedom of
Information Officer and will be your point of contact going forward.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely

Michael Johnson

Freedom of Information Officer

Bournemouth & Poole College

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From: Poppy Damon <[FOI #586503 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:26 PM
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services
 
Dear Bournemouth and Poole 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
[Number Removed]

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

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Freedom of Information, Bournemouth and Poole College

Dear Poppy

Thank you for your email of 3 July 2019 requesting information about
bereavement services.

Our responses to your questions are provided below in red:

* 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 Yes
* 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? Support provided for
all forms of bereavement
* Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering
extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement? Managed
on a case by case basis in partnership with student, their
family/carers and any external professionals involved in supporting
the student. Bereavement support packages are individually designed
around student’s and family’s wishes and professional advice
* How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services
for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)? We allocate resources
on a case by case basis from our overall support provision, specific
bereavement support takes priority when it is required   
* 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 provide internal support, including counselling, and also access
support both from the Local authority and from 3^rd sector
organisations to support students who have been bereaved. It is always
the case that greater funding would be beneficial, however, no student
is ever denied bereavement support as a matter of priority as and when
the need arises

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Freedom of Information Officer

Michael Johnson

Vice Principal, Finance & Commercial Development

The Bournemouth & Poole College

North Road

Parkstone, Poole

BH14 0LS

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Michael Johnson

Freedom of Information Officer

Bournemouth & Poole College

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