Headlines: April 14th, 2000

Social care staff are among those public sector workers who are the most at risk of being attacked in their work – and a new report sets out measures to begin to combat the risks.After listening to the staff involved, those who use their services, and the managers of such workers, the National Taskforce on Violence to Social Care Staff has set about producing a range of policy and training materials for employers.

The initial report of the group is the first step in producing a national strategy to reduce violent attacks against social care staff.

The initial findings are found at http://www.doh.gov/violencetaskforce.The final report is due in November