Trauma resilience in UK policing

Published 26 Apr 2019
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Various authors
Trauma resilience in UK Policing
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10 mins

The 'Trauma Resilience in UK Policing' project has been running between 2017 and 2019 in the sociology department at the University of Cambridge, sponsored and led by Police Care UK (formerly The Police Dependents’ Trust)

The 'Trauma Resilience in UK Policing' project explores how to better support the brain's ability to process trauma exposure and maintain resilience in contemporary operational policing. The project is sponsored by Police Care UK and works in collaboration with the Department of Sociology.

Together they have carried out several pieces of important work, including:

  • a large scale survey of trauma management and working conditions in the police
  • a feasibility study for PTSD prevention
  • research into how those in high-risk roles deal with trauma

As a result of some of this work they have also provided some important guidance documents which you can access via their website using the button below:

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