Statistics of number of parents / nominated persons contacted by university regarding student mental wellbeing.

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Dear University of Exeter,
Student ‘opt-in’ or ‘consent at registration’ was a hot topic in 2018. Essentially it involves lowering the bar at which parents or nominated others could be contacted by a university, when there are serious concerns that something bad might happen to an enrolled student, and/or where their health or wellbeing could be affected. The opt-in consent at registration would apply in circumstances that are not necessarily emergencies, and/or where there is no imminent threat to a student’s vital interests. Having an emergency contact procedure, that has been extended to cover students who had gone missing, with no specific policy or provision for the lower threshold of serious concerns, would not qualify as ‘opt-in’.
It is quite unthinkable that such an important policy would not have been implemented at your institution. Please provide me with the following more detailed information:
• How many students opted-in for each of the academic periods
2018-19,
2019-20
2020-21?
Please provide the above information according to year of study: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year.
For each period and cohort sub-division:
• How many students subsequently rescinded their consent?
• How many times was the opt-in consent used to contact somebody?

Yours faithfully,

Gillian Green

InformationGovernance mailbox, University of Exeter

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Dear Gillian,

 

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Dear Gillian,

 

Please find the University's response to your Freedom of Information
Request attached.

 

Kind regards,

Information Governance Officer

University of Exeter
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Dear University of Exeter,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Exeter's handling of my FOI request 'Statistics of number of parents / nominated persons contacted by university regarding student mental wellbeing.'.

My first question was:

"How many students opted-in for each of the academic periods 2018-19, 2019-20 2020-21?"

In reply to a previous FOI request you answered “yes” to the following question: “Do you have an opt-in scheme to gain consent at registration from new or returning students in the event of the University having serious concerns about that student’s health, physical or mental?”

Are you now saying that you have not implemented "opt-in", contrary to what was previously stated, or are you now saying that you did implement "opt-in" but do not monitor how many new or returning students sign up for that scheme at registration? In the latter case, please supply any other measures of how successful your implementation of "opt-in" has been for each of the periods in question.

I did not understand your answer. I asked about student preferences for signing up to a particular option at registration. I am dissatisfied with your response. Please conduct a review of your decision.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Gillian Green

InformationGovernance mailbox, University of Exeter

Dear Gillian,

Thank you for this request for an internal review. We will appoint a reviewer shortly and contact you again with the outcome of their review in due course.

Regards,

Information Governance Officer

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Dear InformationGovernance mailbox,

I am writing to remind you of my FOI request which should have been answered by 5th March.
I understand that times are difficult, so this is just a polite reminder,

Yours sincerely,

Gillian Green

Dear InformationGovernance mailbox,

I am writing to remind you of my FOI request which should have been answered by now.
I understand that times are difficult, so this is just a polite reminder.

Yours sincerely,

Gillian Green

InformationGovernance mailbox, University of Exeter

The University is closed for the Easter Break until 08 April 2021.

We will respond to any correspondence we receive thereafter.

 

InformationGovernance mailbox, University of Exeter

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Hello Gillian,

Please see attached email which was sent to you on the 26th March.

Kind regards

Information Governance Officer.

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