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Knives in Schools

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Dear Education Authority,

I am making a Freedom of Information request for the following information.

Can you provide answers to the following questions for each year from 2013 to the present:

How many knives or similar offensive weapons have been seized in your schools in each year from 2013 to present?

In your answer can you please provide figures for secondary schools and primary schools separately.

Can you also specify whether the knife was found to be in the possession of a boy or girl and their age, or neither (ie discarded on school premises).

How many injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive weapons in secondary schools and primary schools in the same period. Can you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor to the school.

In how many of these has the victim required hospital treatment. Can you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor to the school.

How many pupils have been excluded for possession or use of a knife on school premises in each year from 2013 to present?

How many times have police been called to schools to deal with incidents involving pupil behaviour in each year from 2013 to present?

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful of you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Buckwell

Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Andy Buckwell,

We acknowledge with thanks your request for information held by Bolton
Council received at this office on 13 March 2019.

This request will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and may take up to 20 working days to be processed (although we will
endeavour to provide the information as quickly as possible).

Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you
have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with
the provisions of the act.

Please retain the reference number RFI 002826 for any future enquiries
regarding this matter.

Many thanks,

The Information Governance Team

1^st Floor, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU

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Dear Andy Buckwell,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your request for information received at this office on 13
March 2019, I write to advise you that the information that you have
requested is not held by Bolton Council.

 

You Requested

Can you provide answers to the following questions for each year from 2013
to the present:

1.    How many knives or similar offensive weapons have been seized in
your schools in each year from 2013 to present? In your answer can you
please provide:

a)    figures for secondary schools and primary schools separately

b)    specify whether the knife was found to be in the possession of a boy
or girl and their age, or neither (ie discarded on school premises).

2.    How many injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive
weapons in secondary schools and primary schools in the same period? Can
you specify:

a)    the age of the victim and

b)    whether a pupil, teacher or visitor to the school.

c)    In how many of these has the victim required hospital treatment?

3.    How many pupils have been excluded for possession or use of a knife
on school premises in each year from 2013 to present?

4.    How many times have police been called to schools to deal with
incidents involving pupil behavior in each year from 2013 to present?

 

Our Response

In accordance with Section 1 (1) of the Act the Authority has a duty to
confirm whether it holds the information of the description specified in
the request and if that is the case, to have the information communicated
to the requester.

1 – 4    Information not held.

Bolton Council does not hold the information you have requested. Bolton
Schools may hold their own individual information. Should you wish to
contact Bolton schools directly to get this information their contact
details can be found at the following link:

[1]https://www.bolton.gov.uk/directory/4/sc...

 

As per the Information Commissioners Office’s Freedom of Information Code
of Practice, should you disagree with our decision, you may appeal within
40 working days of this email to:

The Borough Solicitor, Bolton Council, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU

Email: [2][email address]

 

Should you further disagree with the decision following the appeal you may
wish to contact the Information Commissioner:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

[3]www.ico.gov.uk

Tel: 01625 545700, Fax: 01625 524510

 

Should you have any other queries regarding this please contact
[4][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Tasadiq Naveed

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Chief Executive’s Department

1^st Floor, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU

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This e-mail and any attached files are confidential and may also be
legally privileged. They are intended solely for the intended addressee.
If you are not the addressee please e-mail it back to the sender and then
immediately, permanently delete it. Do not read, print, re-transmit, store
or act in reliance on it. This e-mail may be monitored by Bolton Council
in accordance with current regulations.

This footnote also confirms that this e-mail message has been swept for
the presence of computer viruses currently known to Bolton Council.
However, the recipient is responsible for virus-checking before opening
this message and any attachment.

Unless expressly stated to the contrary, any views expressed in this
message are those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect
the views of Bolton Council.

http://www.bolton.gov.uk/

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