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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

Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ref: FOIA/3663

Dear Andy

Re: Request for Information – Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information about knives in schools.

Your email request was received on 13 March 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and we will try to provide the information within 20 working days as required. The deadline date when the information should be available to you is 10 April 2019.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Grierson

Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Mail: Barnsley MBC, Feedback and Improvement Team, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG
Tel: 01226 770770

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Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Afternoon,

Please find attached the response to your recent FOI request.

Regards,

Tom Grierson

Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback and Improvement Team
Business Improvement & Communications
Core Services Directorate

Mail: Barnsley MBC, Feedback and Improvement Team, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG
Tel: 01226 775759
Email: [Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council request email]
Secure Email: [email address]

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