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The research was suspended for a while as the Scottish Prison Service wanted more information before they would agree to our colleagues in Scotland taking part in the study, this has now been agreed and the link for the survey has been reopened.

The Hazards Campaign has announced a manifesto for a health and safety system fit for all workers

These are free, online, half-day tutorials aimed at encouraging women members to consider the role of safety rep.

 

We have been contacted by Laura Wright, Trainee Forensic Psychologist who is conducting a study to explore experiences of prison officer grades who have been exposed to critical incidents at work, and to understand any risk or protective factors involved in the development of symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

At Annual Conference 2024 in Eastbourne the following Motion was carried.

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