Thousands of care workers suffer violent attacks

Rachel Harrison, national officer, GMB

Care workers suffered more than 6,000 violent attacks during the past five years, figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show. Between the financial years 2013/14 to 2017/18, 6,034 violent attacks on care workers were reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with 5,008 employees seriously injured resulting in them taking at least seven…

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