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Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

What should I do if a staff member is being bullied?

How do I go about solving the problem of a member of staff who is being bullied?

 

Dear D,

 

You do not say whether you are the Registered Manager, a member of staff or the person being bullied.

 

The care home must have a policy on bullying, it may be an individual policy or as part of a wider policy about employment. You should refer to this policy and make sure that the home will deal with any complaint as set out in the policy.

 

Anyone can report bullying as the person being bullied may be too frightened to make the complaint themselves.

 

It may be helpful to read the information on these two websites;

 

Bullying UK which is a charity dedicated to stopping bullying:

 

http://www.bullying.co.uk/bullying-at-work/

 

The other is information published to give advice to people who are being bullied:

 

https://www.gov.uk/workplace-bullying-and-harassment

 

Please do write to me again if I can offer more advice.

 

Best wishes.

 

Sheila

 

 

 


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.






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