Dear Darwin College, Cambridge,
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 Darwin College 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 Darwin College 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
Dear Ms Langheld
I refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 6 April.
The answer to all of your questions, for each and all of the academic
years you refer to, is nil.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request please request
an internal review of the decision. If, after following those procedures
you are still not satisfied with the way in which your request has been
dealt with you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
a decision. Generally, the Commissioner will not entertain your
complaint unless you have exhausted any relevant internal review
John Dix, Bursar, Darwin College, Cambridge, CB3 9EU
Registered Charity Number: 1141105
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