Improving trauma resilience and job quality in UK policing

Researchers at the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the charity Police Care UK revealed for the first time in 2019 the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in police in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and provided the world’s first incidence rate for Complex PTSD (CPTSD) in a profession. In 2022, their nationwide study of over 12,000 officers suggested rates of trauma-induced disorder CPTSD are exacerbated by factors such as too little time and support, and lack of say over working hours. Their research has led to the rolling out of national training on trauma prevention and new prevention and management tools.

Added 21 November 2022