FOI: bereavement services

Poppy Damon made this Freedom of Information request to Belfast Metropolitan College as part of a batch sent to 500 authorities

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The request was successful.

Dear Belfast Metropolitan College,

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

Sarah Jones (SarahJones), Belfast Metropolitan College

Dear Poppy,

Thank you for your FOI request.

Under the Freedom of Information Act a response should be provided to you on or before 31st July 2019. However, as we are in the summer period with limited staff availability it is likely that your request will be extended beyond 20 working days.

We will endeavour to keep you updated on the progress of your request at the earliest opportunity.

Kind Regards

Sarah

Sarah Jones  |  Business Support Executive  |   Belfast Metropolitan College

B  Castlereagh Campus, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9DT     028 9026 5366     www.belfastmet.ac.uk

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Ainslie McMahon (AinslieMcMahon), Belfast Metropolitan College

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Dear Poppy
 
Thank you for your email, I confirm that I have received your request and
will endeavour to respond on or before the 31st July.
 
Kindly note due to the holiday period in the College we have limited staff
availability, therefore if I am unable to respond by the 31st July I will
let you know.
 
Kind regards
 
Ainslie
 

 
 
Ainslie McMahon  |  Corporate Compliance Officer  |   Belfast
Metropolitan College
*  Castlereagh Campus, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD ( 028 9026 5455
8  [1]www.belfastmet.ac.uk

 
 
 
 
 

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Ainslie McMahon (AinslieMcMahon), Belfast Metropolitan College

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Dear Ms Coan and Ms Damon
 
Please find attached our reply to your Freedom of Information request.
 
Kind regards
 
Ainslie
 

 
 
Ainslie McMahon  |  Corporate Compliance Officer  |   Belfast
Metropolitan College
*  Castlereagh Campus, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD ( 028 9026 5455
8  [1]www.belfastmet.ac.uk

 
 
 
 
 
 
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From: Ainslie McMahon (AinslieMcMahon)
Sent: 23 July 2019 10:56
To: Poppy Damon <[FOI #586484 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services
 
 
Dear Poppy
 
Thank you for your email, I confirm that I have received your request and
will endeavour to respond on or before the 31st July.
 
Kindly note due to the holiday period in the College we have limited staff
availability, therefore if I am unable to respond by the 31st July I will
let you know.
 
Kind regards
 
Ainslie
 

 
 
Ainslie McMahon  |  Corporate Compliance Officer  |   Belfast
Metropolitan College
*  Castlereagh Campus, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD ( 028 9026 5455
8  [2]www.belfastmet.ac.uk

 
 
 
 
 

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