Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

Perth and Kinross Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Perth and Kinross Council,

Per the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please supply me with all information contained in your records:

Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for Social Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically coerced children?’

Please provide your policy and procedures which explains types and examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators & signs of a child being coached and/or psychologically coerced?

Please advise your policy and procedures that explains appropriate methods of working with including but not limited to consideration and intervention of a child who may present as being subject to having been coached by psychological coercive control that is given when working with coached and/psychologically coerced children?”

Please acknowledge receipt and I shall look forward to your full and frank disclosure within 20 working days

Yours faithfully,

Ms S Kerr

FOI - Generic Email Account, Perth and Kinross Council

Dear Ms Kerr

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Request for Information – Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 23 January
2020.

   

Unfortunately, in order to your process your request we require some
clarification from you on the information you require, please see below.

 

 1. Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for
Social Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or
psychologically coerced children?’

 

 2. Please provide your policy and procedures which explains types and
examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators & signs of a child
being coached and/or psychologically coerced?

 

 3. Please advise your policy and procedures that explains appropriate
methods of working with including but not limited to consideration and
intervention of a child who may present as being subject to having
been coached by psychological coercive control that is given when
working with coached and/psychologically coerced children?”

 

Can you please provide a definition of ‘psychologically coerced children’
with examples for clarity?

 

I would also be grateful if you could provide clarification of question 3;
could you confirm if the following interpretation of your request is
correct?

 

3.  Please provide copies of policies and procedures that are used when
working with children who may have been coached or psychologically
coerced.

 

In the circumstances, I regret that your request will be on hold until
such time as your request is clarified.

 

Please use the reference number ATI 2020 01 22 007 in any future
correspondence relating to your request.

 

If you need any advice or assistance then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Officer

Information Compliance Team

Legal & Governance Services

Corporate and Democratic Services

2 High Street

Perth

PH1 5PH

 

01738 477935

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI - Generic Email Account,

Coercive psychological systems use psychological force in a coercive way to cause the learning and adoption of an ideology or designated set of beliefs, ideas, attitudes, or behaviors. A victim may be subjected to various types of coercive influence, anxiety and stress-producing tactics over time.

In a psychologically coercive environment, the victim is forced to adapt in a series of small "invisible" steps. Each step is sufficiently small that the subject does not notice the changes or identify the coercive nature of the process until much later, if ever. These tactics can be reinforced in a group setting by well-intended, but deceived, "friends and allies" of the victim. (Good-cop/Bad-cop).

This keeps the victim from setting up the ego defenses normally maintained in known adversarial situations.
Psychological coercion overcomes the individual's critical thinking abilities and free will - apart from any appeal to informed judgment. Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and exercise informed consent. Their emotional defenses, cognitive processes, values, ideas, attitudes, conduct and ability to reason are undermined, and decisions are no longer through meaningful free choice, rationality, or the inherent merit or value of the ideas or propositions being presented.

Yours sincerely,

Ms S Kerr

Dear FOI - Generic Email Account,

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Yours sincerely,

Ms S Kerr

FOI - Generic Email Account, Perth and Kinross Council

Dear Ms Kerr

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act  2002

Request for Information – Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 23 January and
your subsequent clarification received on dated 20 February 2020.

 

I understand that the information you seek is:-

 

[1]https://theneurotypical.com/psychologica...

 

beliefs, ideas, attitudes, or behaviours. A victim may be subjected to
various types of coercive influence, anxiety and stress-producing tactics
over time.

 

In a psychologically coercive environment, the victim is forced to adapt
in a series of small "invisible" steps. Each step is sufficiently small
that the subject does not notice the changes or identify the coercive
nature of the process until much later, if ever. These tactics can be
reinforced in a group setting by well-intended, but deceived, "friends and
allies" of the victim. (Good-cop/Bad-cop).

 

This keeps the victim from setting up the ego defences normally maintained
in known adversarial situations.

Psychological coercion overcomes the individual's critical thinking
abilities and free will - apart from any appeal to informed judgment.
Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and
exercise informed consent. Their emotional defences, cognitive processes,
values, ideas, attitudes, conduct and ability to reason are undermined,
and decisions are no longer through meaningful free choice, rationality,
or the inherent merit or value of the ideas or propositions being
presented.

 

1. Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for 
Social Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or 
psychologically coerced children?’

 

2. Please provide your policy and procedures which explains types and 
examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators & signs of a child 
being coached and/or psychologically coerced?

 

3.  Please provide copies of policies and procedures that are used when 
working with children who may have been coached or psychologically 
coerced.

 

I am currently dealing with your request and will issue my response no
later than 19 March 2020 which is 20 working days as permitted in terms of
section 10(1) of the above legislation.

 

If you do not agree with my interpretation of your request you should
contact me immediately.

 

Please use the reference Number ATI 2020 01 22 007 in any future
correspondence relating to this request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Claire

Information Officer

 

Legal and Governance Services

Corporate and Democratic Service

Perth and Kinross Council

2 High Street

Perth

PH1 5PH

 

Telephone 01738 477935

 

Working Pattern: Mon-Thur 7:45 -5:15

 

 

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FOI - Generic Email Account, Perth and Kinross Council

Dear Ms Kerr

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Request for Information – Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

 

I refer to your request for information dated 22 January 2020 and your
subsequent clarification received on 20 February 2020.

 

The information you requested was:-

 

[1]https://theneurotypical.com/psychologica...

 

Coercive psychological systems use psychological force in a coercive way
to cause the learning and adoption of an ideology or designated set of
beliefs, ideas, attitudes, or behaviours. A victim may be subjected to
various types of coercive influence, anxiety and stress-producing tactics
over time.

 

In a psychologically coercive environment, the victim is forced to adapt
in a series of small "invisible" steps. Each step is sufficiently small
that the subject does not notice the changes or identify the coercive
nature of the process until much later, if ever. These tactics can be
reinforced in a group setting by well-intended, but deceived, "friends and
allies" of the victim. (Good-cop/Bad-cop).

 

This keeps the victim from setting up the ego defences normally maintained
in known adversarial situations.

Psychological coercion overcomes the individual's critical thinking
abilities and free will - apart from any appeal to informed judgment.
Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and
exercise informed consent. Their emotional defences, cognitive processes,
values, ideas, attitudes, conduct and ability to reason are undermined,
and decisions are no longer through meaningful free choice, rationality,
or the inherent merit or value of the ideas or propositions being
presented.

 

1. Please advise your policy, procedures and training programme for Social
Work staff dealing with and identifying ‘Coached or psychologically
coerced children?’

 

2. Please provide your policy and procedures which explains types and
examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators & signs of a child being
coached and/or psychologically coerced?

 

3. Please provide copies of policies and procedures that are used when
working with children who may have been coached or psychologically
coerced.

 

Response 

 

 1. Perth & Kinross Council does not have a specific policy, procedure or
training programme that explains appropriate methods of working with
children/young people who have been coached or psychologically
coerced; however, our

[2]Inter-Agency Child Protection Guidance contains information from
practitioners in relation to Child Sexual Exploitation where the victim is
“enticed”, “coerced”, “manipulated” etc.  Our Child/Young Person’s Plan
will also deal with issues regarding coaching and psychological coercion. 
In terms of section 17(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, this is formal notice that this information is not held.

 

 2. As outlined in Q1

 

 3. As outlined in Q1

 

You have a right to request a review of the Council’s decision. Click
[3]here to view a copy of our information leaflet which explains how to do
this. If you remain dissatisfied after the Council has carried out its
review, you can appeal [4]online to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

Should you require any further explanation or assistance please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Claire

Information Officer

 

Legal and Governance Services

Corporate and Democratic Service

Perth and Kinross Council

2 High Street

Perth

PH1 5PH

 

Telephone 01738 477935

 

Working Pattern: Mon-Thur 7:45 -5:15

 

 

 

The information in this email is solely for the intended recipients.

If you are not an intended recipient, you must not disclose, copy, or
distribute its contents or use them in any way: please advise the sender
immediately and delete this email.

Perth & Kinross Council does not warrant that this email or any
attachments are virus-free and does not accept any liability for any loss
or damage resulting from any virus infection. Perth & Kinross Council may
monitor or examine any emails received by its email system.

The information contained in this email may not be the views of Perth &
Kinross Council. It is possible for email to be falsified and the sender
cannot be held responsible for the integrity of the information contained
in it.

General enquiries to Perth & Kinross Council should be made to
[email address] or 01738 475000.

References

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1. https://theneurotypical.com/psychologica...
2. https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/17688/Nat...
3. http://www.pkc.gov.uk/media/12752/Review...
4. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourR...