Police Officers absent with PTSD (FOI)
Police Officers absent with PTSD (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 06 March 2019.
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Statistics of States of Jersey Police (SOJP) who have been unable to work in 2017 and 2018 due to PTSD linked with work related trauma.
Cases have been referred to Occupational Health (OH) as well as counsellors. There will be a small number that may have been referred only to OH. There is a difference between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
2017 referrals: <5 Incidents of PTSD
2018 referrals: <5 Incidents of historical PTSD - this includes both work related and post-incident support PTS.
2019 referrals: <5 Incidents of support PTS.
The above does not include early intervention post-incident Defusing sessions.
The States of Jersey Police have a
Critical Incident Stress Management policy (2005) (CISM) and information leaflets (hard and e-copies) to support all managers / staff post incident. All first line managers are expected to complete the Defusing training element of the CISM programme as part of their career development.
The States of Jersey Police introduced
Psychological Risk Management Guidance for all first line managers in early 2018 which they are expected to follow.
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