Gallions Housing Association has turned to Skyguard to protect their front-line lone workers and help reduce potential risks that they may face on a daily basis.
Skyguard provide the London-based Housing Association’s lone workers with the MySOS – Europe’s smallest personal alarm. The MySOS allows users to discreetly raise an alarm at the press of a button, which is linked to Skyguard’s 24/7 manned UK-based Incident Management Centre. From here, any conflict or incident will be managed quickly and efficiently – giving peace of mind to those who carry Skyguard’s personalised protection.
Created in 2000, Gallions now manages over 6,000 properties within Greater London. More than just a landlord, Gallions ensures they look after the communities and the unique needs of their residents. Gallions employ over 200 dedicated staff concentrated in six London boroughs
Senior staff have been warned against cost-cutting measures when protecting their staff after the revelation of a significant rise in Corporate Manslaughter cases.
The number of Corporate Manslaughter cases opened by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for England and Wales has risen by almost 20 in each of the years since the legislation came into force.
Since the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter Act in 2008, the CPS has opened 141 cases. In all, 56 cases are currently being investigated for prosecution – raising the prospect of further convictions to add to the three concluded since the Act came into force.
Since the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter Act in 2008, the CPS has opened 141 cases. In all, 56 cases are currently being investigated for prosecution – raising the prospect of further convictions to add to the three concluded since
Today, Sussex Police are tweeting every call they receive reporting domestic violence (December 14)
Detective Inspector Miles Ockwell, from Brighton and Hove Adult Protection Team, plans to show how often incidents are reported to encourage victims to come forward.
The tweetathon is part of the launch of Sussex Police’s new domestic abuse campaign.
There will also be two live webchats, from 12.30pm to 2pm and 7pm to 8.30pm, where members of the public can ask questions and seek advice about domestic abuse.
Follow the 24-hour tweet-a-thon by logging onto Twitter and following @Sussex_Police, or by using the #talktome hashtag.
More and more NHS employees face violence in the workplace, as reported by a new survey carried out by NHS Protect – the department which identifies and tackles crime across the health service.
Overall, there were 59,744 assaults in 2011-12 – up 3.3% from the previous year. NHS Protect classed three out of four assaults as “involving medical factors” – meaning patients receiving treatment at the time whose conditions are regarded as contributing to their aggression. They include patients with mental health problems or learning disabilities, or people who were drunk. These assaults rose from 39,770 in 2010-11 to 46,265 last year – up 16%.
The number of attacks equates to one assault for every 47 NHS staff. Health Minister Dr Daniel Poulter described the situation as “outrageous”.
A recent survey by UNISON has revealed some shocking statistics concerning the welfare of Healthcare Assistants in the NHS.
The survey shows that more than 70% in the sector had been the victim of aggression and violence in the workplace. Of this statistic, one in five of those had been assaulted and required medical assistance.
Many of the 1,200 staff surveyed thought that staffing levels have become insufficient as a result of Government spending cuts. 40% also thought of leaving the NHS over the past year – although it’s not clear if this is a direct result of facing violence.
Commenting on the survey results, Christina McAnea, UNISON Head of Health, said:
“This survey illustrates the sometimes grim reality for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, whose already challenging job is made harder by inadequate staffing and the threat of aggression and violence.”