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Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Report: Insult and Injury - Exploring intimidation, threats and violence against social workers

Written by The Editorial Team

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Northern Ireland has published deeply concerning research findings detailing social workers’ experiences of being subjected to intimidation, threats and violence.

Their report, Insult and Injury: Exploring the impacts of intimidation, threats and violence against social workers, presents the results of a survey open to all social workers in Northern Ireland. Eighty-six per cent of those who took part have experienced intimidation, seventy-five per cent have received threats, and fifty per cent have been subjected to violence.

An overview of the report’s key findings and recommendations are provided in this summary infographic.