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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

foi, Middlesbrough Council

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Dear Mr Buckwell

 

REF NO:014236

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry, received on 13^th March 2019, in
relation to Knives in Schools.  I can confirm that your enquiry is
receiving attention and a response will be provided within 20 working days
following receipt of your enquiry as allowed under the Freedom of
Information Act legislation.

 

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

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or
email [Middlesbrough Council request email] should you require any further advice or
assistance with this or any other matter.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Janette Anderson

Information Request Officer

Strategy, Information and Governance

P.O. Box 500
Civic Centre
Middlesbrough
TS1 9FT

Email:   [2][Middlesbrough Council request email]
 

 

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foi, Middlesbrough Council

 

Dear Mr Buckwell

 

REF NO: 014236  

 

I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its
search for the information you requested on 13^th March 2019. 

 

In your request you asked for the following information:

 

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?

 

Response:   

 

Middlesbrough Council do not hold the information you requested. The
information you have requested may be held by individual schools.  You may
approach each school on an individual basis and they may be able to assist
you with your request.

 

You can access the schools directory using the following link:

 

[1]http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/index.as...

 

If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
email [2][Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference
number shown above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled you may ask
for an internal review within 40 days of receipt of the response. You
should write to:-

Ann-Marie Johnstone

Governance & Information Manager

P.O. Box 500,

Civic Centre,

Middlesbrough.

TS1 9FT

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an
independent review. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

 

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

Yours sincerely

 

Steph Robson

Information Requests Coordinator

 

Finance, Governance and Support

Strategy, Information and Governance

Middlesbrough Council

P.O. Box 500
Civic Centre
Middlesbrough
TS1 9FT

Email:   [3][Middlesbrough Council request email]

All intellectual property rights are reserved. Trademarks, brand names,
company names, and logos are the property of Middlesbrough Council, or of
their respective owners. Reproduction, alterations, modification,
distribution, or re-publication in any format, without prior written
permission from the property owner is forbidden.

 

The Council's copyright and other intellectual property rights are
protected by UK laws and by international treaties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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