workplace violence


New law protects emergency and retail workers from violence

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament. Read More

Fire crews in London and Greater Manchester to be given bullet proof vests

Firefighters in London and Greater Manchester will be given bullet proof vests, first-aid equipment and training on how to deal with terrorist attacks. Read More

UK approves treaty tackling violence at work

Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey has deposited a treaty tackling workplace violence, completing the ratification process for the UK. Read More

Home Secretary launches national communications campaign which says ‘Enough’ to violence against women and girls

The Home Secretary has launched a new, multi-year national communications campaign which says ‘Enough’ to violence against women and girls. Read More

Usdaw disappointed by government response to protection of shop workers law

Retail trade union Usdaw has said it is disappointed by the government's response to a report from a cross-party committee of MPs that recommended a new criminal offence to protect shop workers, following an upsurge in violence and abuse. Read More

Care provider fined after an employee sexually assaulted and raped by a Service User

The Action Group has been fined after an employee was abducted, assaulted, sexually assaulted and raped in the course of her duties by one of their service users. Read More

‘Over 90% of retail staff have been assaulted, threatened or abused in the last 12 months’

Union USDAW has urged shop workers to ‘report it to sort it,’ after preliminary results from a study highlighted the levels of abuse faced by retail staff. Read More

Study reveals significant levels of verbal and physical violence towards security staff

A new study conducted in May this year of over 1,000 security professionals from Workingthedoors.co.uk has revealed the levels of verbal and physical violence security staff receive while at work. Read More

Euro 2020: Concerns raised over policing as 5,000 ticketless fans sieged Wembley Stadium

An estimated 5,000 fans forced their way into Wembley Stadium for England’s Euro 2020 final clash against Italy, leaving ticket-holding fans to stand on the stairs. Here, Jack Bibb reports on what he saw and how protocols have changed since May’s COVID test events. Read More

Violence and abuse against shop workers increasing

Violence and abuse against shop workers is on the rise but the perpetrators are rarely prosecuted, according to new research. Read More



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