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Assault at work

terrina
terrina Member Posts: 3 Listener
I work in a ld home and keep getting attacked by a new user

Comments

  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @terrina and welcome to the community.

    Have you told your employer, and what measures have they taken to protect you?

    Are there triggers which set the new user off that you have noticed?

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @terrina welcome to the community, I agree with @Geoark that you should speak to your employer!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • terrina
    terrina Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I was asulted yesterday with thunmp to top of my head the employers not that bothered to fact that i now have two incident reports with the police
    Im going to have to leave my job because of him
  • terrina
    terrina Member Posts: 3 Listener
    The employer ate too bothered about the tasty care package he has
    They are willing to loose good staff than serve him notice
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    When you say they 'aren't that bothered' - what did they say?

    Your organisation has an obligation to provide you with safe work environments, systems and procedures.  If you don't feel you are getting support, is there anyone else within the organisation you can speak to?

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,388 Disability Gamechanger
    @terrina it is not about how bothered your employer is. If there has been an assault then there should have, at minimum, a risk assessment done on the individual and steps put in place to reduce these risks, these should then be effectively communicated to staff who deal with the individual. This is not even an optional, it is required under health and safety.

    Has each incident been recorded by the employer? There should be an incident log.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

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