In 2016, the Police Dependants’ Trust published Injury on Duty, a major research piece by the University of Surrey, that explored the impact of and support received by serving and former police officers in England and Wales. The results were startling.
|82% of frontline officers have been injured on duty (76% in last 5 years)||1 in 6 have taken a week or more off work in the last 5 years due to PTSD||86% said the service must prioritise mental health needs following a major incident Trauma|
Now a UK-wide survey is under way to assess trauma management and working conditions. It is being independently delivered by the University of Cambridge.
The questions invite an honest look at how trauma exposure is managed and how working conditions shape the policing experience in the current climate.
The survey addresses key issues emerging from recent research (including the 2016 Injury on Duty Report) and looks to provide more clarity on what support is needed, possible and helpful for operational officers and staff.
Please visit http://www.thejobthelife.co.uk/ to take part in this survey.