Identifying Coached or Psychologically Coerced Children

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Dear Aberdeen City 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 Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Kerr,  

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-20-0077.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 17
January 2020. 

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 14 February 2020. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Dear Ms Kerr,

 

Thank you for your information request of 17 January 2020.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

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

We do not have specific policy or procedures in relation to coached or
psychologically coerced children. On the basis that we would consider this
a child protection matter in the generic sense. Our Child Protection
Procedures include “coerced” under “Child Sexual Exploitation”.

 

We are unable to provide you with information on our policy, procedures
and training programme for Social Work staff dealing with and identifying
‘Coached or psychologically coerced children as it is not held by ACC.  In
order to comply with our obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the
FOISA, we hereby give notice that this information is not held by us. 

 

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?

We do not have specific policy or procedures in relation to coached or
psychologically coerced children.

 

We are unable to provide you with information on our policy and procedures
which explains types and examples of diagnostic criteria and/or indicators
& signs of a child being coached and/or psychologically coerced as it is
not held by ACC.  In order to comply with our obligations under the terms
of Section 17 of the FOISA, we hereby give notice that this information is
not held by us. 

 

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?”

We do not have specific policy or procedures in relation to coached or
psychologically coerced children.

 

We are unable to provide you with information on our 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 as it is not held by ACC.  In order to comply with our
obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the FOISA, we hereby give
notice that this information is not held by us. 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

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.

https://theneurotypical.com/psychologica...

Yours sincerely,

Ms S Kerr

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Ms Kerr,

Many thanks for your comments, which have been duly noted.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1st Floor  | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

Dial: 01224 522166
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC | Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

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