Serious Incident Statistics

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Johanna Langheld

Dear Harper Adams 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 Harper Adams University 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 Harper Adams 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, Harper Adams University

Dear Johanna,
Thank you for your request under the FOIA. Unfortunately, we have not been
able to respond to your questions in the standard time limit of 20 working
days. This is because present restrictions on access to campus and staff
absences have meant we have not been able to collate all the information
you have requested.
I anticipate a full response will be possible shortly after the beginning
of term on 26 April. I am sorry for the delay which I know will be a
disappointment for you, but I hope you understand our present
difficulties.
Kind regards, 

Georgina Porter 

Legal and FOI Adviser 

 

 

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From: Johanna Langheld <[FOI #734119 email]>
Sent: 07 March 2021 13:49
To: FOI <[Harper Adams University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Serious Incident Statistics
 
Dear Harper Adams 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 Harper Adams University
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 Harper
Adams 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

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