FOI: bereavement services

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Dear Magdalene College, Cambridge,

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20 working days from receiving my request.

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are available in your university or college. Please could you answer the following:

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students specific to bereavement? Y/N
+Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N
+Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement? Y/N
+Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of bereavement, such as losing a sibling?
+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?
+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?
+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that you have received this request.

Regards,
Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon
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Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Kathryn Gee,

Dear Georgia and Poppy,

 

We have received your freedom of information request regarding bereavement
services and will respond within the 20 working days required.

 

Kind regards,

 

Kathryn

 

 

Kathryn Gee

Secretary to the Assistant Bursar

Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG Tel: 01223 330575

Registered Charity Number 1137542

 

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Kathryn Gee,

Dear Poppy,

 

I refer to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
regarding bereavement services available at the College. Our responses to
your specific questions are given below in bold. In addition, you can find
details of our student welfare provision on our website at
[1]https://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/college-life/... .

 

Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students
specific to bereavement? Y/N No

Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N Yes.
All students are able to access the University Counselling Service, the
College Counsellor, the College Nurse, the College Chaplain, their own
Personal Tutor or any other Tutor for support, all of whom are trained to
support students experiencing emotional or other difficulties.

Do you have an institution  wide policy/guidance regarding caring for
students following a bereavement? Y/N No

Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students
who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of
bereavement, such as losing a sibling? Support is not restricted in the
way you suggest.

Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions
and academic breaks in study after a bereavement? A range of such options
are available for students experiencing emotional or other difficulties,
including bereavement. These are arranged on an individual basis in
discussion with a student’s Personal Tutor and  other advisors.

How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for
bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)? This information is not held.

 

I hope you find this information helpful.

 

Kind regards,

 

Kathryn

 

On behalf of the Freedom of Information Officer

 

Kathryn Gee

Secretary to the Assistant Bursar

Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG Tel: 01223 330575

Registered Charity Number 1137542

 

Please note: My normal working days are Thursday and Friday

 

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