Previously published as: Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Online from: 2010
Subject Area: Health and Social Care
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|Title:||Experiences of violence at work in community intellectual disability teams|
|Author(s):||Shona Daynes, (Challenging Behaviour Commissioning and Support Team, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Horsham, UK), Sarah Wills, (Challenging Needs Service, St Leonards on Sea, UK), Peter Baker, (Positive Behaviour Support Team, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Worthing, UK)|
|Citation:||Shona Daynes, Sarah Wills, Peter Baker, (2011) "Experiences of violence at work in community intellectual disability teams", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 5 Iss: 3, pp.6 - 14|
|Keywords:||Aggression, Communities, Intellectual disabilities, Learning disabilities, Risk management, Violence|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20441281111142576 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors are grateful to all the community intellectual disability staff who took part in the questionnaire and interview elements of this study.|
Purpose – Much of the research related to experiences of violence at work in intellectual disability services has focused on paid carers, with very little exploring the experiences of staff in community intellectual disability teams (CIDT). This study aims to address this issue.
Design/methodology/approach – This study began with a brief survey sent to staff across six CIDTs in South East England. These experiences were further explored with in-depth interviews with a sub-sample of the respondents.
Findings – The results of the survey indicated that 34 per cent of the respondents (
Originality/value – Implications are discussed in terms of gaps in current formal training and the role of more informal learning processes in addressing the specific needs of staff working with this client group.
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