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Recording violent or aggressive incidents

How to report all types of abusive behaviour

In some sectors or organisations reporting can be seen as unnecessary or stigmatising. For this reason, it is important to ensure that managers and employees understand why reporting of all types of abusive behaviour is necessary.

  1. Why you need to record violent or aggressive incidents
  2. Reporting violent or aggressive incidents to the police
  3. Sharing personal information with other organisations

2. Reporting violent or aggressive incidents to the police

All employees have the legal right to report any incident they have been involved in to the police.

They should get positive support and backing of their management if they want to exercise this right. All managers and supervisors should clearly understand their responsibility to assist in reporting the matter. If requested, they should report the incident on behalf of the employee affected.

You can read more information about how to report an incident to the police.

Go to information on how to report to the police