FOI Request Violence at Work Statistics
If you hold the statistics, it would be helpful if you could break down staff in the social care sector into Home Care, Residential Care, Social Workers, Social work Assistants, etc.
I would, therefore, request the following information:
1 What is the total number of assaults on your employees during the past year? (I am not so much concerned by whether the period is the last calendar year, financial year or other dates, as long as it is the last 12 month period for which you hold figures.)
2 Please provide a breakdown of the nature of the assault, e.g. verbal, physical, threatening behaviour.
3 Please provide a breakdown of the category of worker involved, e.g. social care worker, parking attendant, teaching or non-teaching staff.
4 Please give figures for assaults on non-teaching staff in schools.
5 Please give figures for assaults on housing staff.
6 Please break down social care staff as outlined above, if available.
7 What system/s do you use to enable staff to record incidents? What changes or improvements have you made to these in recent years?
8 What processes do you have to support staff who have been victims of assaults? What changes or improvements have you made to these in recent years?
|TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENTS DURING JULY 2016 - JUNE 2017 - 173|
|TYPE OF INCIDENT||Breach of Security||Disruptive Behaviour||Menacing Behaviour||Physical Assault (no intent to injure)||Physical Assault (with intent to injure)||Vandalism||Verbal Abuse|
|Job Titles/ Category||Recycling Assistant||Recycling Assistant||Recycling Assistant||Support Worker||Support Worker||Support Worker||Recycling Assistant|
|Care Assistant||Care Assistant||Care Assistant||Care Assistant||Care Assistant||Care Assistant||Care Assistant|
|Day Centre Officer||Day Centre Officer||Support Worker||Day Centre Officer||Day Centre Officer||Support Worker|
|Other||Other||Other||Other||Day Service Co-ordinator||Other|
|Bus Escort||Bus Escort||Customer Services Assistant||Family Support Worker||Family Support Worker||Customer Services Assistant|
|Support Worker||Family Support Worker||Day Service Co-ordinator|
|Customer Services Assistant||Bus Escort|
|Day Service Co-ordinator|
Teaching Staff - 230 Non-Teaching - 370
Physical Assault (No Weapon) – 446, Physical Assault (Weapon or Improvised Weapon) – 74, Threat of Physical Assault (No Weapon) - 39 Threat of Physical Assault (Weapon or Improvised Weapon) – 51, Verbal Abuse – 125, Verbal Threats – 18
5-6. Please see table above
7. Manually completed “in house” challenging behaviour /work related violence report form, distributed through management chain for action, department for recording and H&S for recording purposes.
8. Management support and investigation, independent counselling service