FOI: bereavement services

Poppy Damon made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Worcester Sixth Form College as part of a batch sent to 499 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Worcester Sixth Form 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

Jo PAYNE, Worcester Sixth Form College

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Dear Georgia and Poppy

Just to acknowledge that your FOI request has been received and will be
dealt with in accordance with our policy (attached for information).

Yours sincerely

Jo 

Jo Payne

PA to the Principal

Worcester Sixth Form College

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From: Poppy Damon <[FOI #586951 email]>
Sent: 03 July 2019 18:43
To: enquiries
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services
 
Dear Worcester Sixth Form 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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Jo PAYNE, Worcester Sixth Form College

Dear Georgia and Poppy

Please see below the College's responses to the questions asked as part of
your FOI request.

Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? 

Yes. The College has a counsellor in College every day for students to
access this provision.

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? 

This is on an individual basis according to how much time each student
needs and is in consultation with the student’s tutor and Head of Year who
will liaise with teachers

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

Not specifically allocated to support bereavement - students access
counselling for a wide range of reasons which may include 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?  

No, there is very little bereavement counselling service for this age
group.  A young person may not want to take up the service offered by a
hospice as it may be too difficult for them if this is where their loved
one had spent some time.

Kind regards

Jo

Jo Payne

PA to the Principal, Clerk to the Local Governing Body

& Marketing Co-ordinator

Worcester Sixth Form College

Spetchley Road

Worcester

WR5 2LU

01905 362602

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From: Poppy Damon <[FOI #586951 email]>
Sent: 03 July 2019 18:43
To: enquiries
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services
 
Dear Worcester Sixth Form 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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