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Council Do you record incidents of Figures broken down by Do you have a written Last Do you have risk assessment

Do you have risk assessment Last


violence, verbal abuse or financial year policy on tackling violence reviewed/updated? procedures designed reviewed/updated?
harrassment against social designed specifically for specifically for social care
care staff? social care staff? staff?
Barking and Yes 2007 -18 Yes Reviewed in 2005, No: council wide
Dagenham 2008 - 26 due to be reviewed
2009 - 33 again in 2010

Barnet Yes 07/08 - 55 No: corporate policies Jan-09 No: council wide. Jan-09
08/09 - 20
09/10 - not available

Barnsley Yes 2007/08 - 219 No: corporate policies No: council wide Reviewed annually
2008/09 - 195 or when there's an
2009/10 - 205 incident
Bath & North East Yes 2009/10 - 33 No: corporate policies No: council wide
Somerset 2008/09 - 64
2007/08 - 81

Birmingham Yes 2007/08 - 70 Yes Adult services policy No: council wide.
2008/09 - 75 under review
2009/10 - 36

Blackburn with Yes 2007/08 - 100 No: corporate policies More than two years No: council wide
Darwen 2008/09 - 45 ago
2009/10 - 20

Blackpool Yes 2007/08 - 71 No: corporate policies Yes Updated more than
2008/09 - 71 two years ago.
2009/10 - 55

Bolton Yes 2007/08 - 623 No: corporate policies More than two years Yes More than two years
2008/09 - 405 ago ago, procedures
2009/10 - 215 reviewed as and
when
Bournemouth Yes 2007/08 - 169 Yes Adult policy being The council has Childcare Policy
2008/09 - 267 reviewed this year and Procedure manuals, but
2009/10 - 193 nothing designed for adult
services
Brent Yes 2007/08 - 24 No: corporate policies Under review No: council wide
2008/09 - 26
2009/10 - 37

Brighton and Hove No No: corporate policies It is currently under No: council wide In the last year
review.

Bristol Yes 2007/08 - 196 No: corporate policies No: council wide.
2008/09 - 347
2009/10 - 244

Bromley Yes Information not provided No: corporate policies Annually No: council wide. There are Annually or more
some more ‘social care specific’ often should the
risk assessment procedures need arise.
Calderdale Yes, adult only 2007/08 - 49 No No
2008/09 - 36

Cambridgeshire Yes 2007/08 - 184 No: corporate policies Within the last year. No: council wide. Updated in the last
2008/09 - 127 year.
2009/10 - 50

Camden Yes 2007/08 - 3 Yes, Lone Working and Reviewed in


2008/09 - 22 Personal Safety Guidance October 2009.
2009/10 - 9

City of London Yes 0 No: corporate policies Yes 2009

Cornwall Yes 2007/08 - 342 Yes, a Health, safety and No: council wide At least annually
2008/09 - 157 wellbeing statement for adult
2009/10 - 70 social care

Coventry Yes 2007/08 - 119 No: corporate policies More than 2 years No: council wide Updated annually as
2008/09 - 123 ago a minimum.
2009/10 - 84

Croydon Yes 07/8 - 31 No: corporate policies No: council wide.


08/9 - 31
09/10 - 21

Cumbria Yes 2007/08 - 1,246 No: corporate policies Approx 2 years ago. No: council wide. More than 2 years
2008/09 - 925 ago.
2009/10 - 584

Derby Yes 2007/08 - 384 No: corporate policies No: council wide
2008/09 - 392
2009/10 - 294

Devon Yes 2007/08 - 657 Yes Reviewed in 2009 Yes Reviewed in 2009
2008/09 - 680
2009/10 - 495

Dorset Yes 07/08 - 499 No: corporate policies Annually No: council wide. Annually
08/09 - 529
09/10 - 679

Durham Yes, adult only 2007/08 – 96 No: corporate policies Last reviewed March No: council wide. Jan-10
2008/09 – 182 2007 and currently
2009/10 – 239 under review

East Riding Yes 2007/08 - 25 Yes More than two years Yes More than two years
2008/09 - 17 ago ago
2009/10 - 15

East Sussex Yes 2007/08 - 607 No: corporate policies Sep-07 No: council wide
2008/09 - 598
2009/10 - 570

Essex Yes 2007/08 - 36 No: corporate policies Annually No: council wide
2008/09 - 339
2009/10 - 195
Gateshead Yes 2007/08 1 No: corporate policies No, managers for different social
2008/09 1 care groups are responsible for
2009/10 39 doing risk assessments for their
own groups
Gloucestershire NO No: corporate policies Sep-09 No: council wide

Greenwich Yes 2007/08 - 79 Yes Yes


2008/09 - 52
2009/10 - 18

Haringey Yes 2007/08 - 27 No: corporate policies Within the last two No: council wide. Reviewed within the
2008/09 - 34 years. last two years.
2009/10 - 41

Harrow Yes 2007/8 - 14 No: corporate policies


2008/9 - 16
09/10 - not available

Hartlepool Yes 2007/08 - 67 No: corporate policies Under review No, each social care team
2008/09 - 80 undertakes its own risk
2009/10 - 86 assessments for staff when
required
Havering Yes 2007/08 - 48 Adult no, children's yes Children's, more Children's yes Within the last year
2008/09 - 18 than 2 years ago
2009/10 - 37

Hertfordshire Yes 2007/08 - 1,546 Yes In the last year. Yes In the last year.
2008/09 - 1,105
2009/10 - 997

Hillingdon Yes 2007-2008 = 7 Yes In the last year Yes In the last year
2008-2009 = 12
2009-2010 = 48

Hull Yes 2007/08 - 324 No: corporate policies No: council wide.
2008/09 - 147
2009/10 - 233

Isle of Wight No No: corporate policies No: council wide

Kens and Chelsea Yes 2007/08 - 29 No: corporate policies This was updated No: council wide Updated in the last
2008/09 - 11 more than two years year
2009/10 - 5 ago.

Kingston Yes 2007/08 - 43 No: corporate policies


2008/09 - 24
2009/10 - 21

Knowsley Yes 2007/08 - 51 No: corporate policies Yes: written risk assessments for Reviewed within the
2008/09 - 32 all the individual staff groups last year.
2009/10 - 31 within the Directorate of
Wellbeing Services
Lancashire Yes 2007/08 - 121 No: corporate policies Sep-08 No: council wide. Oct-09
2008/09 - 81
2009/10 - 29
Leeds Yes 2007/08 - 501 Yes, there is a Management More than two years No: council wide Reviewed within the
2008/09 - 473 of Violence at Work policy since it was last two years,
2009/10 - 469 written specifically for Social reviewed. however individual
Care staff risk assessments are
Leicester Yes 2007/08 - 111 No: corporate policies No, each manager is responsible
2008/09 - 147 for producing risk assessments
2009/10 - 166 for their staff.

Leicestershire Yes (adult) 2007/08 - 302 Yes In the last year Yes in the last year
2008/09 - 245
2009/10 - 218

Lewisham Yes 2007/08 - not available No: corporate policies No: council wide
2008/09 - not available
2009/10 - 36

Lincolnshire Yes 2007/08 - 199 Yes, produced in 2003 Sections of the Yes, outlined in the corporate Updated according
2008/09 - 231 specifically for tackling policy have been Violence policy and Social to new risks or
2009/10 - 328 violence against social care updated at intervals Services policy 2003. complex cases
staff
Liverpool Yes 2007/08 - 33 Yes, Potentially Violent Reviewed in 2009 The Potentially Violent Persons
2008/09 - 17 Persons Policy with policy should be part of the risk
2009/10 - 94 processes, forms and assessment processes.
protocols that was
Luton Yes 2007/8 - 20 No: corporate policies More than 2 years No: council wide. Reviewed more than
2008/09 - 54 ago. Social services produce their 2 years ago
2009/10 - 30 own service-specific risk
assessments.
Luton Yes 2007/8 - 20 No: corporate policies No: council wide
2008/09 - 54
2009/10 - 30
more than 2 years ag more than 2 years ago
Medway Yes 2007 - 105 Yes More than 2 years Yes
2008 - 191 ago. Review due
2009 - 64 2010
2010 - 10
Merton Yes 2007/08 - 34 No: corporate policies Yes Mar-07
2008/09 - 43
2009/10 - 27

Middlesborough Yes 2007/08 - 54 Yes, social care has a Jan-10 Yes, incorporated in safety
2008/09 - 68 personal safety strategy procedure
2009/10 - 25

Milton Keynes Yes 2007/08 - 180 No: corporate policies Adult Social Care has a safe June 2009 (adult)
2008/09 - 102 working policy and Children’s and children's to be
2009/10 - 233 Services reviewed this year

Newcastle Yes 2007/08 - 257 Yes Reviewed February Yes Under review
2008/09 - 205 2009
2009/10 - 140

Newham Yes 2007/08 - 1 No: corporate policies Reviewed more than No: council wide
2008/09 - 2 2 years ago
2009/10 - 19

Norfolk Yes 2007/08 - 413 No: corporate policies The policy was Yes The procedures were
2008/09 - 518 reviewed and issued in 2007 and
2009/10 - 660 updated in February are currently under
2010. review.
North East Lincs Yes 2007/08 - N/A Yes, Violence at Work Dec-09 No: council wide. Dec-09
2008/09 - 6 Procedure.
2009/10 - 37

North Tyneside Yes 2007/08 - not available No: corporate policies Yes Updated in June
2008/09 - 47 2008, due for review
2009/10 - 67 next year.

North Yorks Yes 2007/08 - 312 Yes in adult services, no in Corporate policy No: council wide
2008/09 - 202 children's reviewed and
2009/10 - 131 updated within the
last 12 months
Northamptonshire Yes 2007/08 - 533 No: corporate policies Sep-07 Adult Social Services Policy Reviewed in
Database changed in June 2008 2008/09 - 323 includes guidance on Risk September 2007.
2009/10 - 279 Assessments.

Northumberland NO No: corporate policies No: council wide

Oldham Yes 2007/08 - 4 No: corporate policies Last reviewed in Yes, risk assessments are Reviewed annually
2008/09 - 21 2006. completed on all care staff or sooner if required
2009/10 - 43 activities.

Peterborough Children's no, adult yes 2007/08 - 52 No: corporate policies Reviewed and No: council wide. Reviewed and
The Council is looking to 2008/09 - 81 updated in January updated in
develop an online reporting 2009/10 - 157 2010 September 2009.
system that will address these
Poole Yes 2007/08 - 137 Yes These policies were Yes Reviewed in the last
2008/09 - 122 last reviewed more year. They mostly
2009/10 - 71 than two years ago . relate to individual
service users safety
Poole Yes, children's only 2007 – 4 No: corporate policies Reviewed within last No: council wide
2008 – 9 year, due to be
2009 - 6 reviewed again this
2010 – 1 summer.
Portsmouth Yes 2007/08 - 323 No: corporate policies
2008/09 - 346
2009/10 - 253

Redcar and Yes 2007/08 - 55 No No


Cleveland 2008/09 - 76
2009/10 - 20

Richmond Yes 2007/08 - 90 No: corporate policies Reviewed more than No: council wide. Reviewed more than
2008/09 - 64 2 years ago, and will 2 years ago, and will
2009/10 - 64 be reviewed in 2010. be reviewed in 2010

Rochdale Information not provided Information not provided No: corporate policies No: council wide

Rotherham Yes 2007/08 - 112 No: corporate policies Revised in 2009 Yes in children's, no in adult Currently being
2008/09 - 163 services reviewed
2009/10 - 179
Rutland No Yes Reviewed more than No: council wide.
2 years ago.

Salford Yes 2007/08 - 51 No: corporate policies No: council wide


2008/09 - 50
2009/10 - 20

Scilly No Yes Needs reviewing No: council wide.

Sefton Yes Information not provided Yes Jan-06 Yes The procedures were
introduced 3 years
ago and have not
been reviewed since.
Shropshire Yes 2008/09 - 1 No: corporate policies Reviewed every two Yes Currently reviewing
2009/10 - 87 years risk assessment for
children's social
workers
Slough Yes 2007/08 - not available No Yes Within the last year
2008/09 - not available
2009/10 - 7

Solihull Yes, children's only 2007/08 – 5 Yes, it is in the process of No: council wide
2008/09 – 4 being formally included in
2009/10 – 6 the social work procedures,
but is already in operation.
Somerset Yes 2007/08 - 50 Yes Currently under Yes, based on council policy Annually or when
2008/09 - 107 review necessary
2009/10 - 74

South Yes 200 /08 - 87 No: corporate policies Annually. No: council wide Annually
Glocestershire 2008/09 - 120
2009/10 - 89

Southampton Yes 2007/08 - 93 No: corporate policies Adult Services, yes, children's: Adult reviewed and
2008/09 - 31 individual managers are updated in the last
2009/09 - 28 generally responsible for risk year, children's
assessments reviewed annually
Southwark Yes 2007/08 - 31 Yes Last updated more Yes Updated more than
2008/09 - 21 than two years ago. two years ago.
2009/10 - 15

Staffordshire Yes 2007/08 - 1,374 No: corporate policies but Reviewed and re- Yes, risk assessment processes Reviewed in last two
2008/09 -1,585 with a dedicated section on launched in last for all services years, plus some
2009/10 - 1,335 social care staff year. elements in last 12
months.
Stockton Yes 2007/08 - 61 No: corporate policies No: council wide.
2008/09 - 78
2009/10 - 38

Sunderland Yes 2007/08 - 225 No: corporate policies No: council wide.
2008/09 - 296
2009/10 - 156
Surrey Yes 2007 - 46 No No
2008 - 33
2009 - 61
(Calendar year)
Swindon Yes Information not provided No No

Telford Yes 2007/08 - 169 Yes, Personal Safety Policy Reviewed in 2008 Yes Reviewed annually
2008/09 - 177 for social care staff and updated when
necessary

Thurrock Yes Information not provided No: corporate policies No: council wide

Wakefield Yes 2007/08 - 584 Yes, family services has a In the last year. Yes
2008/09 - 166 Lone Working Policy
2009/10 - 158

Waltham Forest Yes 2007/08 - 9 No: corporate policies No: council wide, although there
2008/09 - 12 is a Health and Safety policy for
2009/10 - 18 Children Services.

Warwickshire Yes 2007/08 - 20 No: corporate policies Reviewed and Yes


2008/09 - 21 updated in the last
2009/10 - 11 year

West Berks Yes 2007/08 - 83 Yes Updated January No: council wide
2008/09 - 132 2009, due for review
2009/10 - 83 in May 2010.

West Sussex Yes 2007 - 827 No: corporate policies 11-Sep-08 No: council wide.
2008 - 1,498
2009 - 1,102
(Calendar year)
Westminster Yes 2007/08 - 13 No:corporate policies Reviewed within the No: council wide. Reviewed within the
2008/09 - 31 There is also a departmental last year last 3 months
2009/10 - 47 policy which includes
specific guidance for social
Wiltshire Yes 2007/08 - 155 Information not provided Children's yes, adult no. Children's reviewed
2008/09 - 139 more than two years
2009/10 - 145 ago.

Windsor and Yes 2007/08 - 23 No: corporate policies No


Maidenhead 2008/09 - 11
2009/10 - 29

Wirral Yes 2007/08 - 242 Yes More than two years No: council wide
2008/09 - 125
2009/10 - 106

Wokingham Yes 2008/09 - 74 Yes May-09 Yes Constantly updated.


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