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Police wellbeing - 1309/18

Date Responded 04 February 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. Please provide the individual annual figures of staff who have taken a period of absence due to psychological illness or stress between 2008-2018.

 

Please break this down to provide figures/data in relation to (at the time of taking absence):

     a Specific department/command within the Force (including police staff)

     b Rank

     c Age

     d Gender

     e Time in the Force

     f Reason for being signed off (Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma)

     g Reason for illness

 

 Please provide the individual annual figures of staff employed by your force between 2008-2018.

     a Please break this down by specific department (including police staff)

 

3 Please provide the individual annual figures of staff who have returned to duties after taking a period of absence due to psychological illness or stress between 2008-2018.

 

4 Please provide the figures in relation to the number of staff who have taken more than one leave of absence between 2008-2018 due to psychological illness/ stress.

Please break this down by:

     a Specific department/command within the Force (including police staff)

     b Rank

     c Age

     d Gender

     e Time in the Force

     f Reason for being signed off (Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma)

     g Reason for illness

 

5  Please provide individual annual figures of staff who have retired on health grounds related to stress/ psychological functioning between 2008-2018.

 

6  Please provide individual annual figures of staff who have been referred to your force support services for stress/ psychological functioning (e.g. counselling) between 2008-2018).

     a Please break this down by the number of individuals who attended the support service which they were referred to.

 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the HR Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

To note, the Force has restructured considerably during the period requested therefore the data provided has been adjusted accordingly to best fit the current force structure, this is to enable some comparison across the years and to provide a response to you as best as we can.

With the above in mind I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached.

FOI 1309/18

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