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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

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Knives in Schools

Received on 13/03/2019

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ06761.
You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number REQ06761 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Management

Lo Turco, Nicholas (Education Policy Officer), Newport City Council

Dear Mr Buckwell,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which I have enclosed
below for ease of reference. Your request has been treated in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

 

Your Request : REQ06761

 

I can confirm that we do not centrally hold information that falls within
the scope of your request.

 

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?

 

This information is not held centrally as it directly relates to incidents
in schools. The local authority only deal with referrals directly from the
police/courts and occasionally accept preventative referrals. However, as
this is not part of a process we would not be able to provide you with an
accurate overview of the extent of the knife crime problem. Each school
would need to be sent an individual FOI request for accurate information,
their details can be found on our website: [1]www.newport.gov.uk/schools

 

If there is any further information that we can provide, please submit a
further request. If you have any queries about this email or if you are
unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and
wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, please
contact me.

 

If you are not content with the subsequent outcome of your complaint, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Councils complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

For future reference, all Freedom of Information requests can now be
submitted via the link below.

 

[2]www.newport.gov.uk/foi

 

Regards

 

Kind regards,

Information Management

 

 

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