Dear Clackmannanshire 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

Shirley Wilkinson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. S Kerr Contact: Shirley Wilkinson
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PEO03DADE0
Date: 23/01/2020

Dear Ms. Kerr

Freedom of Information : PEO03DADE0

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 22/01/2020 about Info on identifying coached or psychologically coerced
children.   It will be forwarded to the appropriate Council Service for
action and you should receive a response, or a request for clarification
by 19/02/2020. If there is a need to clarify anything relating to your
request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Shirley Wilkinson

Shirley Wilkinson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. S Kerr Contact: Shirley Wilkinson
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: PEO03DADE0
Date: 19/02/2020

Dear Ms. Kerr

Freedom of Information Enquiry: PEO03DADE0

Thank you for your information request dated 22/01/2020.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

Dear Clackmannanshire 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

See attached response below.
 

Yours sincerely

Shirley Wilkinson

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

I’m not sure if this is just a confirmation email or not but I can’t seem to see any actual response.

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Kerr

FOI, Clackmannanshire Council

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Apologies, I forgot to attach the response.  Here it is now>

From:        Ms S Kerr <[FOI #638071 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Clackmannanshire Council <[Clackmannanshire Council request email]>
Date:        19/02/2020 16:37
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Identifying Coached
or Psychologically Coerced Children

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,
I’m not sure if this is just a confirmation email or not but I can’t seem
to see any actual response.
Yours faithfully,
Ms S Kerr

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,

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