Serious Incident Statistics

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Dear Aston 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 Aston University conducted?
b) How many serious incident reports has Aston University produced?
c) How many serious incidents involved a fatality?
d) How many serious incident reports and/or their findings has Aston 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

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From: Johanna Langheld <[FOI #729973 email]>
Sent: 19 February 2021 20:07
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Serious Incident Statistics

 

Dear Aston 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 Aston University
conducted?

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

c)           How many serious incidents involved a fatality?

d)           How many serious incident reports and/or their findings has
Aston 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

 

 

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From: Johanna Langheld <[FOI #729973 email]>
Sent: 19 February 2021 20:07
To: FOI Requests <[Aston University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Serious Incident Statistics

 

Dear Aston 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 Aston University
conducted?

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

c)           How many serious incidents involved a fatality?

d)           How many serious incident reports and/or their findings has
Aston 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

 

 

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