Community Care today launched its annual violence against social care staff survey, which tracks the extent of violence and abuse social workers and social care staff face in their work.
The short anonymous survey aims to shine a light on the risks faced by social workers and social care workers when they are doing their job.
Last year we found that nine out of 10 social workers and social care staff had been abused, threatened with violence or assaulted and discovered that the risk of violence is just as high in the office as in service user’s homes.
We also heard shocking stories of the violence workers have faced and found that local authorities are still not recording and addressing these incidents properly.
We want to know whether the situation is improving or getting worse and find out how violence or the threat of violence is affecting you so that we can once again make sure that this issue does not go ignored.
The results of the survey together with the latest figures on violence against social workers and social care staff gathered from local authorities will be published later this year.