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Work-related violence and aggression

 

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Housing Operations Manager, Sapphire Independent Housing, June 2017

Work-related violence and aggression

Both staff and residents have a right to expect a safe and secure environment. In the social sector incidents involving violence and aggression are one of the biggest causes of injuries reported under RIDDOR.

Key points to consider

  • Assess the risk of violence and aggression towards employees, or between residents.
  • Complete and review individual risk assessments as part of the care planning process.
  • Train staff to understand how different conditions, such as dementia, can present as challenging behaviour.
  • Where appropriate, staff should receive training in recognising, tackling or avoiding violence and/or aggression.
  • Incidents of violence should be reported and followed up, and not just accepted as being ‘part of the job’.
  • Offer support, such as counselling, to victims of violence and aggression.

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