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Dear Fife Council,

I made a request for information relative to the subject from Mr Alan Pithie, Head Teacher Auchmuty High School in 2015. He fobbed me off either because he didn’t know, more disturbingly because he did know and was keen to suppress.

In light of recent media coverage (Times Education Supplement Scotland October 2017) of a study by SAMH highlighting what appears to be completely inadequate training for school teachers in mental health awareness, including recognition and expectations for tolerance,
can you advise please what measures West Lothian Council have taken to address this serious issue. Also, where schools boast as part of their ethos, tolerance, equality, inclusion, what procedures are in place to correct teachers who fail to practice tolerance, equality and inclusion in their off duty hours an well as at work?

Yours faithfully,

William McIntosh

Dear Fife Council,

I beg your pardon, where in the original request I write ‘West Lothian ‘Council’ please delete and replace with ‘Fife Council’
For the avoidance of doubt this particular FOI request is directed to FIFE COUNCIL.

Yours faithfully,

William MCINTOSH

Information Requests, Fife Council

Good Morning

I refer to your email below. In order for your request to be dealt with, can you please confirm that you are requesting information specific to Fife Council Education Service. In your request below, you have requested information relating to West Lothian Council.

Regards

Information Management & Requests
Customer Experience Service
Communities Directorate
1st Floor
Fife House
North Street
GLENROTHES
Fife
KY7 5LT

Email: [email address]
Telephone: 01592 583530

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William MCINTOSH

Dear Information Requests,
You can quite clearly see from the thread that I clarified the position on 23rd December 2017 that I meant to type FIFE COUNCIL and not West Lothian Council.
See copy below
Now, please stop posturing and answer the request.

William MCINTOSH 23 December 2017
Delivered
Dear Fife Council,

I beg your pardon, where in the original request I write ‘West Lothian ‘Council’ please delete and replace with ‘Fife Council’
For the avoidance of doubt this particular FOI request is directed to FIFE COUNCIL.

Yours faithfully,

William MCINTOSH

Yours sincerely,

William MCINTOSH

Elaine Walters, Fife Council

Dear William McIntosh,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your information request received 23/05/2018 our ref: 22156 

 

We do not have a record of your original request on our system.  Could you
please clarify the details of the information you are requesting so that
we can process your request.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision.  Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address].  The law
provides for you to make this request up to 60 workings days from when we
received your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this
correspondence whichever is the later date.  Where the outcome of the
review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have
the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside these timescales.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Elaine Walters

Customer Experience Information Specialist

 

                

 

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William MCINTOSH

Dear Elaine Walters,

The text of my original request appears below.
Please expedite your reply.

Yours sincerely,

William MCINTOSH

Dear Fife Council,

I made a request for information relative to the subject from Mr Alan Pithie, Head Teacher Auchmuty High School in 2015. He fobbed me off either because he didn’t know, more disturbingly because he did know and was keen to suppress.

In light of recent media coverage (Times Education Supplement Scotland October 2017) of a study by SAMH highlighting what appears to be completely inadequate training for school teachers in mental health awareness, including recognition and expectations for tolerance,
can you advise please what measures Fife Council have taken to address this serious issue. Also, where schools boast as part of their ethos, tolerance, equality, inclusion, what procedures are in place to correct teachers who fail to practice tolerance, equality and inclusion in their off duty hours an well as at work?

Yours faithfully,

William McIntosh

Elaine Walters, Fife Council

I am on annual leave until Monday 18 June 2018 and will respond to any
emails on my return. If your email is urgent please contact
[1][Fife Council request email]

Regards 

Elaine

 

 

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Elaine Walters, Fife Council

Dear Mr McIntosh

 

We can confirm that your recent request we acknowledged for ref no
FCIR:22156 was a duplicate of your previous request FCIR:20058.  My
colleague sent you a response to FCIR:20058 on 17 May 2018 which I have
detailed below for your information and apologise for any inconvenience
this may have caused.

 

Regards

 

Elaine Walters

 

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

I refer to your email dated and received 23/12/2017, our ref 20058. I
apologise for the delay in providing a response.

I am pleased to enclose the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

Fife Council has a framework for supporting young people's emotional
wellbeing called Our Minds Matter which was launched in June 2017. It was
born from a recognition that children and young people need support from
good, broad pastoral care around them and a means of additional assistance
if they experience difficulties.

It is understood that the responsibility for children and young people’s
health lies with the wide range of supporters around them – families,
friends and professionals.

The Our Minds Matter framework aims to give focus to services for children
and young people to clarify who is involved in this support, what it might
look like at different levels and to encourage integration and sharing of
approaches.

Additionally a wide range of support and training is available to staff in
relation to inclusion and the approaches and processes for supporting the
wellbeing of young people.

Where families and parents have concerns about the support provided around
young people they are encouraged to liaise with the school regarding the
issues they are experiencing and additionally have the option to make a
complaint using Fife Council's complaint procedures.

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

The council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it
may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides
for you to make this request up to 60 working days from when we received
your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence
whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the review fails to
resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to
apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside these time scales.

 

 

 

                

 

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