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SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF STAFF IN THE JUSTICE SECTOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1254: tabled on 15 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House believes that justice and custodial staff work in a situation of continual significant risk and that promoting the safety, health and wellbeing of these staff is of the utmost importance; recognises that numbers of assaults and serious assaults on prison staff are at their highest level since 2006; further recognises that prison and custodial staff have been cut by a third since 2010; recognises that justice and custodial staff have serious and legitimate concerns for their safety, and that the Community union represents thousands of workers in the justice and custodial sector in the UK and supports Community's campaign for a safer justice sector; and calls for all justice and custodial sector providers awarded through government contracts to adhere to these standards, policies that significantly reduce violence against staff and provide proper aftercare, agreed staffing levels to protect and safeguard employees, including the end of a lone working culture, commitments to protect and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of employees including urgent action on the rise of psychoactive substances, consistent, effective training and mentoring for all employees and positive partnerships with local employers and community groups to help reduce reoffending.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.