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Challenge 2: Working without fear of bullying, discrimination or violence

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Health and social care jobs are fundamentally about caring for people, so you would expect the sector to be ahead of other careers and professions when it comes to caring for colleagues. However, we know that staff do not always feel treated well and fairly.

An unacceptably high number of staff report that they’ve experienced bullying and harassment from their colleagues and the people they care for. Violence against staff, which is never acceptable, is still being reported.

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There needs to be public awareness of the importance of a social care worker.  There is little awareness of social care and what awareness there is shows little respect or recognition for the profession. There should be a 'named' person for staff to approach within the organisation.  

Registered Manager
by Registered Manager
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Registered Manager

Change the grievance process

Abbie Stephens
by Abbie Stephens
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Abbie Stephens

Having been a carer and a manger and now a director I have seen Health and Social care from different views.  when I was a carer I relied on my seniors to support me and make me feel comfortable that I could go to them if I had concerns or worries. This wasn't always the case as they were "Too busy" or never visible within the business other than behind a name on an email address! Bullying is a national problem and not only in the care sector but everywhere. Especially now we have the...

Gillian Holden
by Gillian Holden
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Gillian Holden
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Bullying happens from upwards - downwards, downwards - upwards - and sideways. Please define the behaviours and attitudes that can influence and cause bullying, harrassement and undermining behaviour.  Courtesy and kindness to each other is essential. Please help us to make happier work places.....we spend a lot of time at work...this is the greatest weekness - unhappy work places...too much pressure... help us.  

Mary Edmondson
by Mary Edmondson
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Mary Edmondson

The NHS Trusts are under the illusion that the business management model is the holy grail of running an effective service. In practice this means the dedicated graduate profession of critical clinical front-line staff i:e the nurses - are expected to do "more with less" as par business parlance. "...Excessive administration burden, Nursing staff shortages and sub-optimal staff retention. The...(transformation) of the workforce - the move away from a full-time workforce to that of part-time...

PATRICIA CLARKE
by PATRICIA CLARKE
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PATRICIA CLARKE

Managers are too scared to intervene in cases of bullies. So they don't. So, it needs a robust discussion at a high level

Andrew Williams
by Andrew Williams
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Andrew Williams

My employers respond to unacceptable behaviour towards the staff within our work place, by contacting the police, once the internal procedures feel exhausted. The staff who are trained to contain excessive expression of emotions or behaviour are usually available to stop the situation from getting out of control. For unacceptable behaviour from one staff to another, there are processes to develop an understanding to provide a solution. The staff are guided to consider their options,...

Yonca Ozkaya
by Yonca Ozkaya
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Yonca Ozkaya

Change the recruitment process. Bullies are entrenched throughout the infrastructure and recycled when identified. Signpost then elsewhere 

Lynne Bowers
by Lynne Bowers
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Lynne Bowers

No examples  

Kris Nicol
by Kris Nicol
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Kris Nicol

please see www.civilitysaveslives.com evidence behind incivility and infographics to share and raise awareness it is vital that this is addressed in order for people to feel safe to raise issues and be heard without fear of recrimination

Suzette Woodward
by Suzette Woodward
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Suzette Woodward
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