According to press reports, public sector workers were the victims of almost 100,000 assaults last year.
There were 275 attacks every day on frontline staff, according to the report commissioned by the Conservatives.
1n 2000 Community Care launched a No Fear campaign for social workers to be protected against violence and a National Task Force on Violence Against Social Care Staff was set up in the Department of Health as a result.
But taking into account today’s findings, have things changed in the last seven years or are social workers still facing violence on a daily basis?
Have you ever been attacked in the course of your job? How did your bosses react? We want to hear your experiences. Join the debate.