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Disability support funding at Queen’s

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Dear Queens' College, Cambridge,

1. I would like to know whether Queen’s college contributes any funding towards diagnoses of ADHD and autism carried out by Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) at Cambridge, for students belonging to the college.
2. If the answer to the above question is yes, I would like to know the percentage or amount of funding that is contributed towards the diagnoses and if a student needs to meet any criteria (please specify the criteria) in order to be eligible for the funding.
3. I would like to know whether the college funds any alternative support for autism, ADHD or other learning difficulties, through routes other than the ADRC. For example, private diagnoses or online mental health services.

Yours faithfully,

Esther Knowles

Queens Senior Bursar, Queens' College, Cambridge

Dear Ms Knowles

Further to your request dated 9 April under the Freedom of Information Act, the answers to your questions are below:

1. I would like to know whether Queen’s college contributes any funding towards diagnoses of ADHD and autism carried out by Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) at Cambridge, for students belonging to the college. NO

2. If the answer to the above question is yes, I would like to know the percentage or amount of funding that is contributed towards the diagnoses and if a student needs to meet any criteria (please specify the criteria) in order to be eligible for the funding. N/A

3. I would like to know whether the college funds any alternative support for autism, ADHD or other learning difficulties, through routes other than the ADRC. For example, private diagnoses or online mental health services. YES

If you feel that we have not dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act properly, the College’s procedures indicate that you may complain to the President who may be contacted at Queens’ College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET, email: [email address].

You also have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether your request has been dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The Information Commissioner will usually expect complainants to have exhausted an organisation’s internal complaints procedures before accepting a complaint.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

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Jonathan Spence, DL, MA (Oxon), MA
Senior Bursar

Queens’ College
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 9ET
Tel: 01223 335605
Email: [email address]

Charity Registration No. 1137495

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Dear Queens Senior Bursar,

Thank you very much for your reply, but I need to ask for some clarification on one on your answers.

To question 3, you answered ‘YES’, but please could you specify exactly what alternative support for autism, ADHD or other learning difficulties the college provides and how much funding is given to this.

Yours sincerely,

Esther Knowles

Queens Senior Bursar, Queens' College, Cambridge

Dear Ms Knowles

In response to your follow up of Question 3. Queens' College will pay half the cost for educational assessments of ADHD and Autism if the cost of assessment puts will put the student into financial hardship. The amount spent for this financial year is £687.50.

If you feel that we have not dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act properly, the College’s procedures indicate that you may complain to the President who may be contacted at Queens’ College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET, email: [email address].

You also have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether your request has been dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. The Information Commissioner will usually expect complainants to have exhausted an organisation’s internal complaints procedures before accepting a complaint.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely
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Jonathan Spence, DL, MA (Oxon), MA
Senior Bursar

Queens’ College
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 9ET
Tel: 01223 335605
Email: [email address]

Charity Registration No. 1137495

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