Serious Incident Statistics

Johanna Langheld made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Manchester Metropolitan University

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Dear Manchester Metropolitan University,

I am requesting information pertaining to all serious incident investigations involving the health, wellbeing or welfare of one or more students - a ‘serious incident’ being an adverse event, with significant harmful or potentially harmful consequences, and/or where the effectiveness of the university response is likely to have a significant impact on the health, wellbeing or welfare of a student, their family and/or the community.

The need for a serious incident report is specifically recognised in UUK’s Suicide-Safer Universities (2018) guidance.

It would be most useful, if your reply could be comprehensive. The key factor in all cases is that the University conducted a serious incident investigation. It is not limited to serious incident investigations following the death of a student, or a student suicide, or conducted after a mental health incident (such as attempted suicide, near misses, parasuicide, and non-suicidal self-injury), and whether in University owned property or not. Additionally, if you have records regarding students who were no longer registered with the University, but where you still carried out such an investigation, that information would also be of interest.
If you could provide the relevant numbers, subdivided according to any of the above and/or other categories, that would be extremely helpful.

So, for each of the academic periods 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21:
a) How many serious incident investigations has Manchester Metropolitan University conducted?
b) How many serious incident reports were produced?
c) How many serious incidents involved a fatality?
d) How many serious incident reports and/or their findings has Manchester Metropolitan University shared with other institutions?
e) How many serious incident reports and/or their findings have other institutions shared with you?

In the case of (d) and (e), please specify the different types of institution that were involved in the sharing e.g., other university, UUK, NHS, PHE, Mental Health Trust, OfS, DfE, etc

Yours sincerely

Johanna Langheld

FOI, Manchester Metropolitan University

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FOI, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Dear Ms Langheld

 

Apologies for the delay in responding to your request, we are continuing
to work on it but are experiencing some slight delays at this time due to
the pandemic and the University’s extended easter break this year.  We
will provide a response asap, we are currently aiming to respond on/before
30^th April.

 

Your patience is appreciated.

 

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decision, please write to [1][Manchester Metropolitan University request email] giving your reasons for
appealing.  You must appeal within 40 working days of the date of this
email.  Under s5.3 of the Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice, we
are not obliged to accept appeals/internal reviews after this date.  You
also have a subsequent right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s
Office (ICO), see their website at: [2]https://ico.org.uk for more
information.

 

Regards

 

Michelle Gretton | Senior Information Governance Officer

Legal Services | Manchester Metropolitan University

Email: [3][Manchester Metropolitan University request email]  

All Saints Building | Oxford Road | Manchester | M15 6BH | United Kingdom
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FOI, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Dear Ms Langheld

 

Apologies for the delay in responding to your request. 

 

We do not routinely collect or retain data in the way you have requested. 
Information would be held on individual student files, not in a central
reporting log of incidents.  We are therefore unable to provide
statistical information in response to your request within the cost limit
for complying with a request under s12 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.  The cost limit is £450/18 hours under the Appropriate Fees & Limits
Regulations 2004. 

 

However, we can advise that there are appropriate mechanisms in place for
dealing with significant risk events and student deaths.  For example,
after every significant risk event, the Counselling, Mental Health and
Wellbeing Service carefully reviews the case with relevant colleagues
including our consultant psychiatrist.  We then make any amendments to our
risk management procedures if required, and communicate these changes to
the team.  The Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing team undertake
risk assessment /management training in the light of learning from events.

 

All student deaths are notified to the University’s Academic Registrar,
who leads on behalf of the University regarding the appropriate actions
and communications required.  This includes notifying the Vice Chancellor
of the circumstances.  The  Academic Registrar reports directly to the
University’s Chief Operating Officer; and oversees Student Services
including the University’s Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service;
Wellbeing & Pastoral Support; and Student Policy Development.

 

We hope this information is of assistance.  However, if you are
dissatisfied with this response and wish to appeal our decision, please
write to [1][Manchester Metropolitan University request email] giving your reasons for appealing.  You must
appeal within 40 working days of the date of this email.  Under s5.3 of
the Freedom of Information Act Code of Practice, we are not obliged to
accept appeals/internal reviews after this date.  You also have a
subsequent right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO),
see their website at: [2]https://ico.org.uk for more information.

 

Regards

 

Michelle Gretton | Senior Information Governance Officer

Legal Services | Manchester Metropolitan University

Email: [3][Manchester Metropolitan University request email]  

All Saints Building | Oxford Road | Manchester | M15 6BH | United Kingdom
| mmu.ac.uk

 

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