Knives in Schools

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Dear Education Authority,

I am making a Freedom of Information request for the following information.

Can you provide answers to the following questions for each year from 2013 to the present:

How many knives or similar offensive weapons have been seized in your schools in each year from 2013 to present?

In your answer can you please provide figures for secondary schools and primary schools separately.

Can you also specify whether the knife was found to be in the possession of a boy or girl and their age, or neither (ie discarded on school premises).

How many injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive weapons in secondary schools and primary schools in the same period. Can you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor to the school.

In how many of these has the victim required hospital treatment. Can you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor to the school.

How many pupils have been excluded for possession or use of a knife on school premises in each year from 2013 to present?

How many times have police been called to schools to deal with incidents involving pupil behaviour in each year from 2013 to present?

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful of you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Buckwell

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Thank you for your recent FOI / EIR request.  Please find attached an
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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Andy Buckwell

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 13th March 2019,
which is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

Can you provide answers to the following questions for each year from 2013
to the present?

 

1.    How many knives or similar offensive weapons have been seized in
your schools in each year from 2013 to present?

In your answer can you please provide figures for secondary schools and
primary schools separately.

 

Caerphilly County Borough Council does not hold information on cases of
knives or similar offensive weapons being seized.  This information will
be held by the individual schools that are also covered by the Freedom of
Information Act. Their contact details can be found at â
[1]http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Sc...

 

2.    In your answer can you please provide figures for secondary schools
and primary schools separately.

 

As above

 

3.    Can you also specify whether the knife was found to be in the
possession of a boy or girl and their age, or neither (ie discarded on
school premises).

 

As above

 

4.    How many injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive
weapons in secondary schools and primary schools in the same period. Can
you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or
visitor to the school.

 

No injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive weapons

 

5.    In how many of these has the victim required hospital treatment. Can
you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or
visitor to the school.

 

As above

 

6.    How many pupils have been excluded for possession or use of a knife
on school premises in each year from 2013 to present?

 

Exclusions of this nature are recorded as â possession of a weapon or
firearmâ the category doesnâ t differentiate between the use of a knife
or another weapon. Therefore we do not hold this information as requested.
However further information of this nature will be held by the individual
schools that are also covered by the Freedom of Information Act. Their
contact details can be found at â
[2]http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Sc...

 

7.    How many times have police been called to schools to deal with
incidents involving pupil behaviour in each year from 2013 to present?

 

No information is held on police being called to deal with incidents of
pupil behaviour. However further information of this nature will be held
by the individual schools that are also covered by the Freedom of
Information Act. Their contact details can be found at â
[3]http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Sc...

 

If you feel we have not fully understood your request, please do not
hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.

 

If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with
the handling of your request please contact us [4][Caerphilly County Borough Council request email].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kath Thomas

Customer Services Complaints Officer

 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004

 

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Caerphilly county borough Wales
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Hengoed. CF82 7PG
 
 
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