FOI: bereavement services

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Dear Worcester College, Oxford,

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

Worcester College Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford

Dear Poppy Damon

I acknowledge receipt of your freedom of information request of 3 July 2019 to Worcester College, Oxford. We will respond within the 20 working days required by the Act.

Yours sincerely

Phillipa Tarver

Phillipa Tarver
Academic Administrator
Worcester College
Oxford
OX1 2HB

Tel No: 01865 278342
Worcester College is a Registered Charity, No. 1143479

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Worcester College Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford

Dear Ms Damon
Please find below the response of Worcester College, Oxford to your FOI
request of 3 July 2019.  The responses are indicated in bold text after
each question:
Yours sincerely
Phillipa Tarver
Phillipa Tarver
Academic Administrator
Worcester College
Oxford
OX1 2HB
 
Tel No:  01865 278342
Worcester College is a Registered Charity, No. 1143479
 

* Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students
specific to bereavement? No, but bereavement counselling is provided
as part of the overall provision of counselling to students.
* Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y
* Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for
students following a bereavement? Not specifically.
* 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? Counselling support is
available for any students following the bereavement of any members of
their family or friends. 
* Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering
extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?  The
college has a policy for suspensions of status and extensions, and
bereavement is one basis on which a student can apply for either of
these options.
* How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services
for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)? The college does not
specifically allocate funds to bereavement within the counselling
budget.
* 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?

 

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