Children who are suicidal

East Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board did not have the information requested.

Dear East Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board,

I should like to request the following information about the commissioned emotional support and crisis services available to people under the age of 18 in East Renfrewshire, which falls within the geographical remit of your organisation.
I would like to find out the following information about support services that you directly fund in East Renfrewshire to people under the age of 18 who are experiencing emotional distress and/or who are at risk of attempting suicide, excluding that delivered through Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services:
• Inclusion/exclusion criteria
• How the service is accessed, i.e. open access, self-referral, third party referral
• Channels of support, e.g. telephone, email, text, webchat, face-to-face, and types of location if face-to-face
• Opening hours/availability
• Type of support provided, i.e. structured therapeutic counselling, peer support, helpline
• If support is provided to parents or carers
• Length of support offered
• If the support is provided by paid employees, freelance/contract staff, volunteers.
• Intended outcomes for the service
• If available, the number of people under 18 that can be supported i) at any one time and/or ii) in any given twelve month period
• Where relevant, number of people under 18 that have been referred to the service in the most recent reporting period (quarter or year)
• Number of people under 18 supported in the most recent reporting period (quarter or year)
For each service, I would also like to request a copy of their:
• Safeguarding policy
• Confidentiality policy
• Policy statement in relation to capacity, decision making and choice
I should prefer to receive these in electronic format at this email address, however, I am happy to receive them by post if that is more convenient.
It would be helpful if you were to provide any brief notes which might be necessary to understand the context of the information provided, although I recognise that you are not obliged to do this. If for any reason you feel this request is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07866 105 093. If you are not the appropriate authority for this request, or for part of it, please let me know as soon as is convenient.
If the information requested contains sections of confidential information, please blank out or remove these sections, and mark clearly that they have been removed.
Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Jennifer Holly

East Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board

Dear Jennifer


Thank you for your enquiry under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act


Under Section 17 of FOISA we are unable to provide the information you
have requested as it is not held by the Integration Joint Board


The IJB do not directly fund these services.  


I have however included links to information which the IJB does hold in
relation to metal health and wellbeing support for children and young
people's service, which are funded through a combination of funding
sources.  I hope you find this helpful. 











East Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board offers the opportunity to apply
to the Board for a review of how we have dealt with your enquiry. If you
wish to proceed to review, please apply in writing within 40 working days


Chief Officer

East Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board

Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Drumby Crescent, Clarkston, G76 7HN

Or by email at [email address]


marking your letter or email ‘Freedom of Information – request for review’
and stating the exact nature of the matter you wish to be reviewed.


The review will be carried out within 20 working days of receipt. If you
are dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, you have the right to
then appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner who has extensive
powers to investigate such matters. Their address is:


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

St Andrews

Fife KY16 9DS




East Renfrewshire Interation Joint Board

Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Drumby Crescent, Clarkston, G76 7HN

0141 451 0500


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