Background and Aims

Stigma Statistics’ Suicide Tracking Analysis and Reporting (STAR) platform enables the sharing of information relating to suspected suicides in real time. Stakeholders are able to add information relating to the circumstances of the person’s death as well as further demographic, personal and medical information. The solution also includes functionality for escalation planning and lessons learned and there is a reporting module which offers real time reporting with a case map and deeper analysis tools.

Solution

The tool allows data to be collected for any sudden death where suicide is suspected whether it be from the police or coroner and shares data with and notifies identified key stakeholders who can then input data they hold about the person.

Outcomes and Benefits

The STAR platform was initially piloted in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over a three month period and all users reported that the platform had led to or will lead to better outcomes for their service in the future, ultimately, saving lives. The STAR platform is now used in several other regions and Stigma Statistics is looking for more partners to collaborate with.

Additional Information

You can find out more about the Stigma Statistics by accessing the Stigma Statistics website and the Stigma Statistics Member Page.

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Content last updated: 03/03/2021

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