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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

Customer Contact Team, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you for contacting us regarding your FOI Request, your request has
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Children - Young People and Culture

Should you need to speak to us regarding this, your reference is: 
3187009.

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Request for Information - Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

 

Further to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act received on 13 March 2019, I am able to supply the
following information on behalf of Bury Council.
The data you request is not held by the Council, I have attached a school
list should you wish to contact individual schools where the data may be
held

 

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Gary Horton | Administration Manager -Administration Secretarial Support

Strategy & Commissioning| Children, Young People and Culture | Bury
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From: [5][email address]
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Call details (Crm number): 3187009 Recorded: 13/03/2019 14:19:57

Name/Business: Andy Buckwell
Address: 

Contact Number: , Mobile Phone: 

Email Address: [8][FOI #560293 email]

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Freedom of Information Request for Children's, Young People and Culture
Teams selected: Schools - Academies and Colleges

This email has been generated as Children's or Young Peoples teams have
been selected, Please disregard Arts, Libraries and Museums requests, a
separate email will be sent containing these details if any of these teams
was selected.
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.

The request has been sent to the following departments: Children - Young
People and Culture

If you have any further questions about this issue please ring 5353, or
Email [9][Bury Council request email] quoting the CRM reference
number. 

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Yours faithfully
Customer Contact Team
Bury Council

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