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Attacks on Social Workers in Wales

March 15, 2013 permalink

In the past five years six social workers in Carmarthenshire Wales have been attacked on the job. The news is intended to shock readers with how large the number is. The real shock is how small it is.



Social workers abused on job

SIX social workers have been attacked or verbally abused while working for Carmarthenshire Council in the past five years.

The figures were revealed in a Freedom of Information request.

Bruce McLernon, Carmarthenshire's director of social care, health and housing, said: "Violent or abusive behaviour towards council employees, or those contracted to work on behalf of the authority, will not be tolerated.

"The council is committed to providing a safe and secure work environment for all its employees and we will endeavour to ensure the safety, protection and welfare of staff at all times."

Source: Carmarthen Journal