It’s no secret that the levels of violence against security workers in the UK have, and continue to be, very high. Indeed, if the levels of violence against security workers occurred in any other sector of employment it would amount to a national scandal.
Security workers are no less deserving of protection from violence than any other group. The editorial team at ‘Working the Doors’ have published a must read article ‘Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018’: http://www.workingthedoors.co.uk/assaults-on-emergency-workers-offences-act-2018/ which links to a petition ‘Add SIA licensed security staff to the Assaults on Emergency Workers’ Act 2018: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323006
Stories about assaults on security workers regularly appear in various media. Unfortunately, they raise an eyebrow, then disappear off our screens. We’ve launched this new blog ‘Violence Against Security, Raising awareness of the high levels of violence against security workers!’ so that these stories can more easilly be refered to and researched.
The blog lists news stories that can be searched by key word category. Due to resource issues we don’t plan to include historical information at the moment. This will be constantly under review.
If you would like to help the project please use the form on the contact page to send us information that we might have missed. However many stories we post its sure to be only the tip of the iceberg!