Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

Moray Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Moray Council,

Per the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please supply me with all information contained in your records:

Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for Social Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically coerced children?’

Please provide your policy and procedures which explains types and examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators & signs of a child being coached and/or psychologically coerced?

Please advise your policy and procedures that explains appropriate methods of working with including but not limited to consideration and intervention of a child who may present as being subject to having been coached by psychological coercive control that is given when working with coached and/psychologically coerced children?”

Please acknowledge receipt and I shall look forward to your full and frank disclosure within 20 working days

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Kerr

Moray Council

Title: Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

Reference: 101002376393

Dear Ms Kerr

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children received 2020-01-20. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward
Information Co-ordinator
01343 563110
The Moray Council
[Moray Council request email]

Moray Council

Reference: 101002376393

Dear Ms Kerr

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your information request concerning Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children dated 2020-01-20. This is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The response to your information request can be found on the Council's website http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/p... (please note that it can take up to 1 hour for the website to update).

We trust this satisfies your information request. It is the council's practice to publish all requests and responses on its website. If you have any queries about this email please contact Alison Morris on 01343 562633 or email [Moray Council request email] quoting the reference number given above.

Please note that The Moray Council owns copyright in the material supplied in response to your enquiry unless otherwise stated. The supply of documents and information by the Council does not give the person or organisation who receives them the right to re-use the documents in a way which would infringe copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Such material is not to be used commercially without permission from the copyright holder.

Should this information be reused for commercial purposes the information will be subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. Under these regulations the Council is entitled to charge a fee for the re-use of information.

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the manner in which the Council has dealt with your request for information, you are entitled to ask the Council to review its actions and decisions. If you would like a review of the decision please write to the Records and Heritage Manager, Elgin Library, Cooper Park, Elgin, IV30 1HS. A review panel will convene and has 20 working days to consider and respond to your appeal. All appeal requests must be made in writing.

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, then you may appeal within 6 months by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner via their online appeal service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or to Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.

Further information on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 can be obtained by visiting www.moray.gov.uk or the Scottish Information Commissioner's website, www.itspublicknowledge.info.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Ward

Information Co-ordinator

01343 563110

The Moray Council

[Moray Council request email]

Gadawodd Ms S Kerr anodiad ()

Response 13-02-2020
In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that this information it not held. Moray has no specific policy / training in respect of this area.

Dear Moray Council,

Coercive psychological systems use psychological force in a coercive way to cause the learning and adoption of an ideology or designated set of beliefs, ideas, attitudes, or behaviors. A victim may be subjected to various types of coercive influence, anxiety and stress-producing tactics over time.
In a psychologically coercive environment, the victim is forced to adapt in a series of small "invisible" steps. Each step is sufficiently small that the subject does not notice the changes or identify the coercive nature of the process until much later, if ever. These tactics can be reinforced in a group setting by well-intended, but deceived, "friends and allies" of the victim. (Good-cop/Bad-cop).
This keeps the victim from setting up the ego defenses normally maintained in known adversarial situations.
Psychological coercion overcomes the individual's critical thinking abilities and free will - apart from any appeal to informed judgment. Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and exercise informed consent. Their emotional defenses, cognitive processes, values, ideas, attitudes, conduct and ability to reason are undermined, and decisions are no longer through meaningful free choice, rationality, or the inherent merit or value of the ideas or propositions being presented.

https://theneurotypical.com/psychologica...

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Kerr