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Lunchtime Seminar: The Wales Safeguarding Repository Project

The Wales Safeguarding Repository (WSR) project is a multi-disciplinary effort led by the Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI) at Cardiff University in conjunction with National Independent Safeguarding Board and Welsh Government. This seminar will report on the current progress of the WSR project by CSRI researchers from both criminology and computer science disciplines who are collaborating on the project.

The project is driven by findings from a thematic review covering three different types of safeguarding reviews: Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs), Mental Health Homicide Reviews (MHHRs) and Adult Practice Reviews (APRs) [1]. A key recommendation from this research was to establish a central repository in order to promote the accessibility of completed death reviews and to facilitate learning across Wales. Additionally, the creation of the WSR is designed to support cross-discipline research amongst academic stakeholders in Wales, the UK and internationally.

The seminar will report on the development of a coding structure and annotation framework to describe and explore the safeguarding reviews. It will also look at the implementation of an online repository that allows researchers and practitioners to search for reviews based upon such a framework. Finally, the seminar will explore the possibilities for natural language processing and machine learning to expedite as well as support the annotation and coding of safeguarding reviews. 

[1] Robinson, A. L., A. Rees and R. Dehaghani (2019). "Making connections: a multi-disciplinary analysis of domestic homicide, mental health homicide and adult practice reviews." Journal of Adult Protection 21(1): 16-26.

Speaker Biographies

David Rogers - CSRI, Cardiff University
Antonia Stonock - CSRI, Cardiff University
Aleksandra Edwards - School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University

When: Thursday 18th July 2019, 12.30pm - 13.30pm

Where: Meeting Room 2.13, CSRI, Level 2, Friary House, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AE


This event is open to Cardiff university staff and students. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place.

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