Serious Incident Statistics

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Dear Kingston University,

A ‘serious incident’ is 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.

Serious incidents should be investigated, in order to identify any factors that might have contributed towards the incident occurring, and the fundamental issues (or root causes) that underpin them. It affords a no-blame opportunity to review what happened; what was done well/ the good practise points; areas of concern, if there are any, and importantly what lessons can be learned.

UUK’s Suicide-Safer Universities (2018) guidance recommends that serious incident investigations be conducted following a student death. The need for such a report has been highlighted by Ministers and at least one Coroner. The sharing of experiences, best practises and relevant knowledge with others is similarly advocated. Serious incident investigations should also as a matter of course be carried out in cases of attempted suicide, near misses, parasuicide, and non-suicidal self-injury.

So, with regard to the health, wellbeing or welfare of one or more students. For each of the academic periods 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21:
a) How many serious incident investigations has Kingston University conducted?
b) How many serious incident reports has Kingston University produced?
c) How many serious incidents involved a fatality?
d) How many serious incident reports and/or their findings has Kingston University shared with other institutions?
e) How many serious incident reports and/or their findings have other institutions shared with you?
For each report in (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

Kingston University, FOI, Kingston University

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Cathy
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Cathy Murr
Resources and Compliance Team
Kingston University Library
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Kingston University, FOI, Kingston University

Dear Johanna,

Further to your recent request for information, the University’s response
follows.

With regard to the health, wellbeing or welfare of one or more students.
For each of the academic periods 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21:

 

a)      How many serious incident investigations has Kingston University
conducted? 

11 serious incident investigations were conducted by the University in
total in 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21

 

b)      How many serious incident reports has Kingston University
produced?

 

Incident reports for student that included attempted suicide, near misses,
parasuicide, and non-suicidal self-injury

               2018/19 = 2  (2 feeling suicidal)  

2019/20 = 8  (2 attempted suicide, 2 self-harm, 2 feeling suicidal, 1
wanting to self-harm) 

2020/21 = 3 ( 2 feeling suicidal, 1 self- harmed)

 

c)      How many serious incidents involved a fatality?

None

 

d)      How many serious incident reports and/or their findings has
Kingston University shared with other institutions?

Data not held.

 

e)      How many serious incident reports and/or their findings have other
institutions shared with you?

Data not held.

This completes the University’s response to your information request. If
you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
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Director of DPO, email : [1][email address] or by post:
 Kingston University, Hind Court, 106–114 London Road, Kingston upon
Thames, Surrey, KT2 6TN. Please note that we are unable to receive post to
this address, whilst staff are working away from campus as a result of the
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In the event that you are not content with the outcome of your complaint
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unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Kingston
University. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

I hope that you now have the information you require.

Kind regards,

 

Lyn

 

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Lyn Porteous

Resources and Compliance Team

Library and Learning Services

Kingston University

 

 

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