Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

I am withdrawing this request as it a duplicate.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience.

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Kerr

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Good afternoon,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2020012227000459)

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please see the information requested
below. 

Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for Social
Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically
coerced children?’
The Comhairle do not use the categorisation of  ‘coached or
psychologically coerced children’ therefore we do not have a policy on
dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically coerced
children?’ There are no procedures in place and no training programme for
staff.

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?
The Comhairle do not use the categorisation of  ‘coached or
psychologically coerced children’ therefore we do not have a policy on
dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically coerced
children?’ There are no procedures in place and no training programme for
staff.

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?”
The Comhairle do not use the categorisation of  ‘coached or
psychologically coerced children’ therefore we do not have a policy on
dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically coerced
children?’ There are no procedures in place and no training programme for
staff.

 

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FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
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22/01/2020 17:00 - Ms S Kerr wrote:
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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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

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Dear CNES FOI Team,

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 sincerely,

Ms S Kerr