Serious Incident Statistics

Johanna Langheld made this Freedom of Information request to University of Wolverhampton

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Johanna Langheld

Dear University of Wolverhampton,

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 Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton 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, University of Wolverhampton

 

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Jackson, Liam, University of Wolverhampton

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Good Morning Ms Langheld,

 

FOI-60-21

 

I write this email further to previous correspondence exchanged which
concern the above-referenced Freedom of Information Request received by
this office on 11 March 2021.

 

Please find attached documentation acknowledging receipt of your request:

 

o FOI-60-21- FOI Acknowledgement- dated 12 March 2021.

 

Kind regards

 

Liam Jackson

Information Governance Assistant 

Legal Services

 

Offices of the Vice-Chancellor

University of Wolverhampton | Wulfruna Building | Wulfruna Street |
Wolverhampton | WV1 1LY

Tel: 01902 321000

 

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Good Morning Ms Langheld,

 

Reference: FOI-60-21

 

I write this email further to previous correspondence concerning the
above-referenced Freedom of Information request received by this office on
11 March 2021.

 

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Kind regards

 

 

Liam Jackson

Information Governance Assistant 

Legal Services

 

Offices of the Vice-Chancellor

University of Wolverhampton | Wulfruna Building | Wulfruna Street |
Wolverhampton | WV1 1LY

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From: Jackson, Liam
Sent: 12 March 2021 09:16
To: [email address]
Subject: FOI-60-21- Acknowledgement

 

Good Morning Ms Langheld,

 

FOI-60-21

 

I write this email further to previous correspondence exchanged which
concern the above-referenced Freedom of Information Request received by
this office on 11 March 2021.

 

Please find attached documentation acknowledging receipt of your request:

 

o FOI-60-21- FOI Acknowledgement- dated 12 March 2021.

 

Kind regards

 

Liam Jackson

Information Governance Assistant 

Legal Services

 

Offices of the Vice-Chancellor

University of Wolverhampton | Wulfruna Building | Wulfruna Street |
Wolverhampton | WV1 1LY

Tel: 01902 321000

 

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Wolverhampton for reasons of security and monitoring internal compliance
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