Violence at work

UNISON has published a new health and safety guide on violence at work, targeted at the community and voluntary sector.

 

http://www.unison-scotland.org/2017/09/19/not-part-job-health-safety-guide-tackling-violence-work/

 

It is titled ‘It’s not part of the job’ because there is a view at senior levels in the sector that violence initiated by cared for persons is something that staff working in the sector should just put up with. As a consequence, proper recording systems and risk assessments are generally inadequate. This is also a problem in other sectors (education, health and social care), but progress has been made and systems changed, even if there is some way to go in changing behaviours. read more