Psychological Trauma Risk Management in the UK Police Service

Hesketh, Ian George and Tehrani, Noreen (2019) Psychological Trauma Risk Management in the UK Police Service. Policing: Journal of Policy and Practice, 13 (4). pp. 531-535. ISSN 1751-4512

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This paper discusses the current approaches to psychological trauma risk management in the UK policing. It stresses the need for a concerted effort by senior management, supervisors, and occupational health in order to identify those at risk. Furthermore, to reduce the incidence of harm, provide protective training and education, and where necessary provide post trauma interventions and treatments (HSE, 2013). The evidence presented in this article supports the division of the policing workforce into three cohorts. Those being, responders, specialists, and those involved in major disasters. This is seen as the most effective approach to providing an appropriate level of trauma support for all those at risk of traumatic stress. Thus, making it easier to identify and manage the effects of psychological trauma on police officers and staff.

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