Serious Incident Statistics

Johanna Langheld made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Wales Trinity St David

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University of Wales Trinity St David Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear University of Wales Trinity St David,

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 the University of Wales Trinity St David 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 the University of Wales Trinity St. David 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

Paul Osborne, University of Wales Trinity St David

Dear Johanna,

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request received by this office
on 3^rd March 2021. Please be aware that all freedom of information
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Yours sincerely,

 

 Paul Osborne BSocSc(Hons) LLM, Solicitor

Swyddog Diogelu Data / Data Protection Officer

Campws Busnes Abertawe SA1 1NE Cymru DU/ Swansea Business Campus, SA1 1NE,
Wales, UK

Llinell Uniongyrchol / Direct Line: [1]01792 481180

e-bost / e-mail: [2][email address]

 

 

 

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Paul Osborne, University of Wales Trinity St David

Dear Johanna,

Thank you for your freedom of information request received by this office on 3rd March 2021 as beneath, the University's answers are below in capital letters:

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 the University of Wales Trinity St David conducted? WE DO NOT CURRENTLY HOLD THIS INFORMATION IN THE SPECIFIC CONTEXT OF THE REQUEST BUT THE UNIVERSITY HAS ADOPTED
THE UUK GUIDANCE AND IS WORKING TOWARDS DEVELOPING THE REPORTING REQUIREMENT
b) How many serious incident reports were produced? N/A SEE (a)

c) How many serious incidents involved a fatality? N/A SEE (a)

d) How many serious incident reports and/or their findings has the University of Wales Trinity St. David shared with other institutions? N/A SEE (a)

e) How many serious incident reports and/or their findings have other institutions shared with you? N/A SEE (a)

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 N/A SEE (a)

You may request a review of the information contained within this freedom of information response from my colleague Lee Bartlett ([email address]) If you remain dissatisfied following the review you may appeal to the Information Commissioner at ico.org.uk. Alternatively, you may write to the ICO at:

Head Office
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number

Yours sincerely,

Paul Osborne BSocSc(Hons) LLM, Solicitor
Swyddog Diogelu Data / Data Protection Officer
Campws Busnes Abertawe SA1 1NE Cymru DU/ Swansea Business Campus, SA1 1NE, Wales, UK
Llinell Uniongyrchol / Direct Line: 01792 481180
e-bost / e-mail: [email address]


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