Dear Bishop Grosseteste University,

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
07949 434 136

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

Dear Poppy Damon,

 

FOI REQUEST – regarding bereavement services (Bishop Grosseteste
University)

Emailed: 3rd July at 18:26

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request asking about
bereavement services at the University. A copy of your request is attached
below. The request will be handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, which means that you can expect to receive a
response from us within 20 working days or by 31st July 2019.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
progress of your request ([Bishop Grosseteste University request email]). If you are dissatisfied
with any aspect of the service you receive in relation to your request,
then please write to Stephen Deville, Chief Operating Officer, Bishop
Grosseteste University, Lincoln LN1 3DY ([email address]).
If you are not content with the outcome of a complaint or internal review,
you have the right to appeal and the process for this will be provided
within our FOI response.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nadine

 

Nadine Cook

Information Compliance Officer

Part time Monday-Friday

_________________________________

 

Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road

Lincoln

LN1 3DY

_________________________________

 

Phone: (01522) 583797

Email:    [email address]  

Website:              www.bishopg.ac.uk

 

 

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FOI Team, Bishop Grosseteste University

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FOI REQUEST – regarding bereavement services (Bishop Grosseteste
University)

Emailed: 3rd July 2019

Acknowledged on 4th July 2019

 

Dear Poppy Damon,

 

I write in response to your recent Freedom of Information request relating
to bereavement services at the University.  A copy of your full request is
attached below. The information you requested is shown below.

 

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

 

1.            Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for
students specific to bereavement? Y/N?

 

Response: yes, the University offers counselling services for students
specific to bereavement through our Student Advice and Chaplaincy teams.

 

2.            Do you offer any support or counselling services for
students? Y/N

 

Response: yes, the University offers support and counselling services for
students.

 

3.            Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding
caring for students following a bereavement? Y/N

 

Response: yes, the University does have institution wide guidance,
specific to caring for students following a bereavement.

 

4.            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?

 

Response: the University’s practices and support services, as referred to
in our response to question one, are applicable to providing support for
all forms of bereavement.

 

5.            Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering
extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?

 

Response: University students who circumstances are impacted by unforeseen
events (which can include bereavement) can submit an application for
extenuating circumstances, an assignment extension request, or an
intercalation application. The University’s codes of practice, policies
and procedures in relation to the above, are available on our website and
can be found here:
[1]https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/policies-proce...

 

6.            How much money did you allocate to counselling and support
services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?

 

Response: the University’s budget allocations do not designate financial
resources specifically for counselling and support services for
bereavement, as an individual topic. Therefore this information is not
held by the University.

 

7.            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?

 

Response: not applicable.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries about this email or about the
information provided ([Bishop Grosseteste University request email]). If you are dissatisfied
with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to
make a complaint or ask for an internal review, then please write to
Stephen Deville, Chief Operating Officer, Bishop Grosseteste University,
Lincoln LN1 3DY ([email address]). If you are not content
with the outcome of a complaint or internal review, you have the right to
appeal to the Information Commissioner.  Generally, however, they cannot
make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints and review
procedures provided by the University itself.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire  SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nadine

 

Nadine Cook

Information Compliance Officer

Part time Monday-Friday

_________________________________

 

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Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road

Lincoln

LN1 3DY

_________________________________

 

Phone:     (01522) 583797

Email:      [email address]  

Website: [3]www.bishopg.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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