Dear Selwyn College,
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 Selwyn 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 Selwyn 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
I am on leave from Monday 29 March 2021 returning on Monday 12 April 2021.
If your message is urgent, please email Shona Winnard ([email address]) or
Chris McDonald ([email address]). Alternatively you can contact the
Porters’ Lodge, email: [email address] or tel: 01223 335846.
Otherwise I will respond when I return.
Master's Assistant & Bursar's Assistant
Selwyn College, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ.
Tel: +44 1223 335890
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Thanks for your email. I am out of the College on leave from Monday 29th
March to Wednesday 14th April inclusive. If it's a Finance issue please
contact Sally Clayson at [email address], while if it's an Operations
matter please contact Chris Hurcomb at [email address]. In an emergency
please call my mobile on 07776 236801. Otherwise I shall respond on my
Bursar, Selwyn College Cambridge
Thank you for your query, and I apologise for the delay in responding.
We are able to answer 0-5 in response to each question and period. As is usual, a range is provided where numbers are small to protect the identities of anyone involved.
Bursar and FOI Officer, Selwyn College Cambridge
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