Child protection is an area of police work which has expanded in the last decade, leading to an increase in the number of police officers working in departments which specialise in investigating cases of child abuse. Police officers in this field may he at greater risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress but there remains a paucity of research in this area of policing. Analogies can be drawn to existing research in policing and with social service workers involved in child protection. The paper finishes off with implications for police forces to ensure safe working environments and appropriate counselling for employees.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- child protection
- secondary traumatic stress
- police officers
- employee counselling