Johanna Langheld

Dear York St John 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 York St JohnUniversity 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 York St John 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, York St John University

Request for Information - Freedom of Information Act

We acknowledge your request for information, received 10 March 2021, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The University is processing your request, and aims to respond within the statutory 20 working days.

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We thank you for your patience and support.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Office | York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
T: 01904 876467 E: [email address] W: www.yorksj.ac.uk

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foi, York St John University

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Dear Johanna Langheld

Request for Information - Freedom of Information Act

Further to your email below, which has been treated as a request for information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA"), please see attached the University's response.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Office | York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
T: 01904 876467 E: [email address] W: www.yorksj.ac.uk

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