FOI: bereavement services

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Dear North East Worcestershire 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.

Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon
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Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Info, North East Worcestershire College



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John Littler, North East Worcestershire College


Thank you for the FOI request. I have contacted the person responsible for the services and will get back to you as soon as possible.



John Littler
MIS Data Analyst and DPO

01905 725584

Heart of Worcestershire College
Osprey House, Albert Street
Redditch B97 4DE

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Dear John,

This is brilliant. Thank you for being so swift!


Poppy Damon

Sal Friel, North East Worcestershire College

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Hi Poppy and Georgia


Please see below responses to your questions in red.


Kind regards



Sal Friel

Student Engagement Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

T: 01527 572525

M: 07967 445 749


Heart of Worcestershire College


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