Exploring the extent of workplace related violence experienced by Social Care Workers in residential Disability Services

Exploring the extent of workplace related violence

experienced by Social Care Workers

in residential Disability Services

This study will clarify what work place related violence is and how prevalent it is among Social Care Workers in residential disability services in Ireland. It seeks to identify the effects of workplace violence on Social Care Workers. This study will aim to identify whether there is likely to be under reporting of this issue.

Description of workplace violence (WPV) adapted for the purpose of this research is defined as:

“Workplace violence as violence that occurs where people, in the course of their employment, are aggressively verbally abused, threatened or physically assaulted”.
(Health and Safety Authority, 2014)

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