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  • Shop workers
    Shop workers "abused on a daily basis"
    11/11/2019

    A survey of over 4,000 retail staff by shop workers' union Usdaw, found that around two-thirds have experienced verbal abuse, while 41% were threatened by a customer and nearly 5% were assaulted.

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  • 80% of shopworkers believe that violence is getting worse
    80% of shopworkers believe that violence is getting worse
    28/10/2019

    USDAW has conducted a consultation with 3,272 retail workers to determine the scope of violence and aggression in retail in 2019.

    They found that 80% of staff believe the problem is getting worse, and a staggering 62% of employees have been the victim of verbal or physical abuse.

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  • How Body Cameras Are Being Used To Enhance Teaching And Learning
    How Body Cameras Are Being Used To Enhance Teaching And Learning
    03/10/2019

    The Education sector is identifying body worn camera technology as a means to improve teaching and learning by deploying them on teachers to record lessons. The footage can then be used to help train staff and provide feedback to students.

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  • The Use of Body Worn Video Cameras on Mental Health Wards: Results and Implications from a Pilot Study
    The Use of Body Worn Video Cameras on Mental Health Wards: Results and Implications from a Pilot Study
    09/09/2019

    West London Trust (WLT) have advanced research by conducting their own study to look at some of the implications of the technology, which is available today via open access.

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  • NHS staff face
    NHS staff face "routine assault and intimidation"
    05/09/2019

    The Guardian has reported that violence against NHS staff is a significant problem, with the latest available annual NHS staff survey revealing that 14.5% of staff said they had experienced physical violence from patients, their relatives or the public. 

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  • “Incidents of violence and aggression are a serious factor for healthcare workers.
    “Incidents of violence and aggression are a serious factor for healthcare workers." - could body cameras help?
    01/08/2019

    More than 5000 NHS staff in Glasgow’s hospitals and health centres have been attacked in the past year while caring for patients, alarming figures show - the equivalent of 14 incidents a day.

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  • West End usher says “body cameras will empower us”
    West End usher says “body cameras will empower us”
    18/07/2019

    Adam Charteris who is an Usher in the West End said “My first reaction to this is: great. The happiness and more importantly the safety of staff should be a priority for theatres. There have been reports of staff refusing to work certain shifts for fear of facing such behaviour. No one should feel unsafe at work.”

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  • 'NHS staff aren't punchbags': as many as six workers a day attacked in Suffolk by patients
    'NHS staff aren't punchbags': as many as six workers a day attacked in Suffolk by patients
    02/07/2019

    Health and social care minister Stephen Hammond has revealed that there were more than 2,318 assaults against NHS workers in Suffolk in 2018 – equating to over 6 assaults every day.

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  • Can body cameras reduce violence and aggression in Care Homes?
    Can body cameras reduce violence and aggression in Care Homes?
    29/05/2019

    A staggering 71% of care home workers have faced violence and aggression in their workplace, with the most common type of abuse being verbal. In the UK alone, police recorded 1200 assaults between residents living at care homes between 2014 and 2016.1

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  • Parental violence towards teachers on the up heads warn
    Parental violence towards teachers on the up heads warn
    07/05/2019

    Staff have faced threats of death and axe attacks, as parental violence increases, heads warn

    A teacher could be killed because of an increasing tendency for parents to resort to physical violence, heads warned today. 

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